Vigorón (Nicaraguan Cabbage and Yuca with Chicharrones)
Inspired by Mandy Baca's love of Sedano's, a Miami-based Latin grocery store, contrast is king in this refreshing Nicaraguan snack starring mildly sweet, tender yuca; a bracing, crunchy cabbage slaw; and salty chicharrones. Be sure to dress the yuca with all of the vinegar dressing from the cabbage slaw; it cuts through the dense starch and flavors the whole dish.
Find Mambi pork chicharrones at Latin American markets or online at amigofoods.com. Fresh yuca may be used in place of frozen; simply peel and chop into 3-inch pieces before cooking.