Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This dish comes from the Canary Islands. It is a staple there, and goes with just about everything! Try it with "papas arrugadas" (small boiled potatoes with salt and lemon) for a Canary Island specialty! Delicious! It keeps well in the refrigerator, and is even better after a day or two. Serve at room temperature.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using a mortar and pestle, mash cumin, garlic, and chilis with salt.
  2. The mixture should be mashed well.
  3. Add paprika, vinegar and oil, and continue to blend.
  4. Add bread crumbs and mash.
  5. Gradually add water until desired consistency is reached.
  6. Serve with Spanish cheese (Majorero is nice), or over boiled potatoes, with crusty french bread, on fried fish, Anything goes!
Most Helpful

Excellent flavour and appearance and wonderful on potatoes. The first time I made it, it curdled and didn't look right, but the memory of the flavour stayed with me. I made it a second time last night, and this time I made sure to do things more carefully to get a smooth, creamy sauce which did not separate. I subbed sherry vinegar and that worked fine. Any vinegar would. Superb!

Jangomango December 11, 2002

This is sooo good and authentic. Identical to what I tasted many years ago on holiday in Gran Canaria. Had recipes for this before, they are in the bin, bacause this is the best! Made it twice now, first time used with potatoes and last night with large prawns, so it was time to send in a review!

Pets'R'us January 09, 2003

I served this over plain ol boiled taters. FANTASTIC! I can't wait to try it on baked fish and bread. Thanks kid!

riffraff December 09, 2002