Mojo rojo recipe
It is almost impossible to eat out in the Canary Islands and not be offered Papas Arrugadas, served with mojo rojo and mojo verde. I can’t believe we’ve gone this long without including a mojo rojo recipe. Here you go!
Obviously, as with many Spanish recipes – there is a wide range of variations. This version is the one I use… but don’t be afraid to experiment a bit. I do mine in a pestle and mortar, but I guess you could use a food processor too.
Mojo rojo recipe – ingredients
- 1 whole garlic bulb, peeled and crushed
- Heaped teaspoon of cumin seeds, or a level teaspoon of ground cumin
- Heaped teaspoon of paprika. Use smoky or sweet – whichever you prefer
- 1 large red pepper (capsicum), seeded and finely chopped
- Heaped teaspoon of sea salt
- 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar
- Olive oil for diluting
Mojo rojo recipe method
- Grind the garlic, cumin, paprika ad salt in the pestle and mortar
- Add in the red pepper and keep crushing / grinding / blending
- Stir in the vinegar
- Drizzle in the olive oil until you have a consistency that you could drizzle over your food
Spain Buddy tips
- If you want a bit more kick to your mojo – swap out the red peppers for a couple of red chillies instead, or use them in addition.
This keeps in the fridge for a couple of days, so you can make it ahead of time if you are entertaining.
If you missed them before – here are the mojo verde recipe and easy papas arrugadas recipe too. Enjoy!
Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business – Spain Web Design by Gandy-Draper.
Born a “Norverner”, she then spent most of her life “Dann Saff” before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle’s loves are Alan, the internet, dogs, good food, and dry white wine – although not necessarily in that order.
November 7, 2015 @ 8:45 pm
Honestly didn’t expect it to be this easy, maybe I’ll give it a go after all! Thanks for all the great recipes, there’s a fair few I’ve spotted so far that I want to try ;) x
November 7, 2015 @ 8:56 pm
Do! I prefer the verde, whereas hubby prefers the rojo.
You’ll find you’re eating it with much more than just fish and potatoes but it’s good for you… so slap it on everything! :D
If you have any Spanish dishes that you haven’t found a recipe on here for… let us know and we’ll do it for you.
November 7, 2015 @ 9:06 pm
I just checked out the verde recipe, hadn’t considered trying that one as I assumed it was full of coriander which neither me or the hubby can stand! Now I know different, I’ll be giving that one a go too!
Thanks Elle, what a star you are x
November 8, 2015 @ 10:39 am
I’ve had the coriander version, but the parsley version is really good and I have had that much more often. Don’t scrimp on that garlic! Who cares if you smell a little… it tastes great and it’s good for you too!