The Mojos

The basis for these sauces tends to be what they call on the islands “pimienta picona” (chilli peppers).

Hot Red Mojo Sauce

Things to do in Tenerife, recipe

Ingredients:
6 cloves of garlic
1/2 teaspoon of cumin
1 pinch salt
1/2 hot pepper
pinch of paprika
3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar

Crush half a dozen cloves of garlic in the indispensable mortar together with half a teaspoonful of cumin and a pinch of coarse salt. Add half a hot red pepper and continue to crush. Add paprika and finish by adding oil and vinegar, at a proportion of three to one approximately until the desired consistency is obtained.

Green or Coriander Mojo Sauce

Things to do in Tenerife, recipe

Ingredients:
1 pinch salt
1 bunch chopped cilantro (coriander)
2 cloves garlic
1/2 teaspoon of Cumin
a little green hot pepper
3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar

Add a puñadito of salt together with a bunch of fresh coriander, finely chopped, some cloves of garlic and a pinch of cumin. Crush well in a mortar and pestle and then add a little sliced hot green pepper and continue to work with the pestle and mortar. When a paste is formed, add a generous dash of oil and a little vinegar. Some people like to add a little white wine. This is optional.

 

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