• PREP TIME: 10min           
  • COOK TIME: 25min           
  • COOK LEVEL: Beginner    
  •  SERVINGS: 3


  • 1 pound fresh, peeled yucca 
  • 1-2 sweet potatoes
  • 1-2 plantains
  • Boiled dumplings (recipe below)


  •  Large pot 
  •  Cutting board
  •  Knife


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup coconut milk


    1. Boil The Water: bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add sea salt.
    2. Peel The Provisions: while the water is boiling, peel the yuca and sweet potatoes and cut them into large chunks for boiling.
    3. Cook The Provisions: add everything except the plantains to the pot of boiling water. Boil for 20-25 minutes, or until provisions are fork tender (add the plantain during the final 5-10min of cooking).
    4. Make The Dumplings: 
      • In a saucepan, bring 4 cups of water and 1 teaspoon of salt to a boil 
      • Combine the flour and salt in a clean bowl. Slowly add the coconut milk, stirring with a spoon. 
      • After milk is fully absorbed use your hands to knead dough until it is firm and pliable (about 5 min). 
        1. If dough is too sticky, add flour (1 tablespoon at a time).
        2. If too dry, add water (1 teaspoon at a time). 
      • Tear dough into 6 even pieces and form into 6 round discs. Add dumplings to boiling water and cook for 10 minutes.

       5.Test, Drain & Serve: Test provisions and dumplings for tenderness. Once fork tender, drain the water and serve alongside something savory with lots of sauce or gravy, like, ackee and saltfish. Enjoy!


  • Plantains don’t need as much cooking time as the other provisions so don’t add them into the pot all at the same time.

Ingredient Substitutions


  1. Pantry items (all purpose flour, coconut milk
  2. Produce (fresh yucca, sweet potatoes, plantains)


  1. Whole wheat flour/ cornmeal/ water
  2. Frozen yucca/ batata/ green bananas/ dark leafy greens

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