Mojos and spices
Mojos are a fundamental part of the cuisine of the Canary Islands, and these sauces are the secret ingredient that gives many typical Canarian dishes their characteristic flavour. But what exactly are mojos? Simply put, they are sauces that are usually served as an accompaniment to fish, meat, potatoes... and much more.
There are many varieties of mojos in the Canary Islands, and each one has a unique flavour that suits different types of food. From the spicy red mojo, ideal for accompanying meats, to the mild green mojo, perfect for wrinkled potatoes, gofio and fish. Each island makes its own version of mojos, and it is common to find small variations in the recipe depending on the family or region.
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The best known Canarian mojo is mojo picón, also known as mojo rojo. It is a spicy and robust version made with hot pepper, garlic, oil, cumin, vinegar, paprika and coarse salt. The milder mojo verde is a fresh and aromatic mixture made with coriander, garlic, pepper, oil and coarse salt.
As well as being an important ingredient in Canarian cuisine, mojos are also an integral part of Canarian culture, as mojo picón is said to be one of the oldest sauces in the Canary Islands. This is because it is recorded as being present in the spice trade in the 19th century.
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Want to add a Canarian touch to your meals? Try the unique spices from our islands, such as the mojo picón seasoning or our special marinades for different types of meat. With these ingredients, your dishes will never be the same again.