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Papas con Mojo

How to make the traditional Canarian "Papas con Mojo" - (Baked new potatoes with garlic sauce)


Mojo Sauce Recipe

Peel and section one whole, small clove of garlic
Add 1 large table-spoon of cumin powder
Add 1 large tea-spoon of paprika
Add 1 large tea-spoon of sea-salt
Add a little olive-oil and grind all of it into a paste
(make sure you grind out all the lumps of garlic!)
Scrape the mixture into a blender.
Use more olive-oil to get all the mixture out.
Add to the blender 1/2 a red pepper, finely chopped and blend.
add another 1/2 chopped, red pepper and blend
add yet another 1/2 chopped, red pepper and blend
add another a final 1/2 chopped, red pepper and blend (so 2 whole red peppers in the end) add more olive oil to dilute as required or leave it as above for nice and spicey.

Papas Arrugadas

(Wrinkled Potatoes)
2Kg (5lbs) small to medium potatoes unpeeled (50 - 75mm; {2 - 3"})
200 gram (7 1/4 oz.) Sea salt

1) Wash the potatoes. Because they are in their 'jackets' you must wash them well.
2) Put salt in a large saucepan
3) Add water to a depth of about 3.5 cm (1 1/2")
3) Add potatoes (they do not have to be immursed in the water)
4) Cover the potatoes (not the pan) with a tea cloth (or cabbage leaves)
5) Boil slowly for about 20 minutes.
6) Drain and steam dry over low heat. (a white salt layer should form on the potatoes and they should be slightly wrinkled)

When finished, coat potatoes with a layer of mojo sauce and you have
Canarian "Papas con Mojo"