Pronunciation: [kas-sah-reep]

Used primarily in West Indian cookery, cassareep is a bittersweet condiment made by cooking the juice of bitter yuca with brown sugar and spices until it reduces to a syrup. Bottled cassareep can be found in Caribbean markets.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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