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Croquetas de Yuca with Tropical Fruits


A harmonious blend of Brazilian and Columbian flavors, this dish combines the sweetness of tropical fruits with the savory flavors of roasted plantains, combined with crispy homemade yuca croquettes.

Cuisine: Columbian-Brazilian Fusion
Servings: 4-6 


For the filling:

  • 2 ripe plantains, peeled and roasted
  • 1 cup mixed tropical fruits (such as mango, pineapple, and kiwi)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Yuca croquette:

  • 2 large yucas, peeled and grated
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 egg replacement (such as flax or chia eggs)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the roasted plantains, tropical fruits, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
  3. For the yuca croquette, combine the grated yucas, cornstarch, coconut oil, and egg replacement in a separate mixing bowl. Mix until a dough forms.
  4. Shape the dough into small croquettes and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake the croquettes for 15-20 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.

Suggested Drinks

Tawny Port: A sweet and nutty Portuguese wine that pairs well with the tropical fruit flavors.

Catarratto: A crisp and refreshing white wine from Brazil that complements the savory plantain and yuca flavors.

Non-alcoholic drinks:

Coconut Lime Refresher: A cool and creamy drink made by mixing coconut water, lime juice, and a drizzle of honey. 

Tropical Fruit Spritzer: A fruity and bubbly drink made by mixing pineapple juice, orange soda, and a splash of grenadine.