Mojo canario: The secrets of the Canary Island garlic sauces
Recipes for garlic fans and such, who would like to be one
For centuries now, mojo sauces have accompanied a number of dishes prepared by the people of the Canary Islands, where housewives put out one or even two "mojos" - whether green or red, mild or hot - to supplement almost every dish.
The main ingredients of a mojo are garlic, oil and vinegar, but ingredients such as cheese, orange, avocado, paprika or almonds can also be added to a mojo. What is interesting is the fact that all the ingredients are pureed raw during preparation, thus retaining all vitamins.
Anyone who has visited one of the Canary Islands has almost certainly tried a "red" or a "green" mojo, both of which always accompany the famous dish "papas arrugadas", the typical Canary Island wrinkled potato, which is eaten with the skin.
However, you will only be able to enjoy an orange or an almond mojo if a family from the Canary Islands invites you for a festive meal. Unfortunately, the restaurants on the Canary Islands no longer take the trouble to offer the Islands' great variety of mojo sauces. Perhaps this will change in future, as there is a growing interest in "mojos".
- Beate Timm
- 12 mm
- 17 mm