How to make fish with boiled mojo: recipe from the Canary Islands

If we had to look for a typical dish of the Canary Islands, they are probably the wrinkled potatoes on the one hand, and the boiled fish on the other, for example in the form of sancocho. In this sense, the fish cooked with boiled mojo is very rich, it is very easy to prepare and it becomes one more way to taste a delicious fish, it is also another option to expand our cookbook and vary the meals.

And there is no doubt that the fish it becomes an always appetizing option, not only delicious but also extremely nutritious. It is a light dish, which can be eaten practically throughout the year, although there is no doubt that it becomes an ideal option for summer days, when we enjoy -for example- some grilled fish in a beach bar or restaurant of the beach

As we indicated, the fish with boiled mojo is a recipe that is part of the gastronomy of the Canary Islands, and to make it we can resort to any type of fish, the one that we like or that is in season.

It treats as we will see of a typical recipe really simple and easy to elaborate, but that is so rich and delicious that it is not only ideal to enjoy during the Canary Islands Day, but also at any time of the year. Do you dare to prepare it with us ?.

Fish recipe with boiled mojo

We will ask the fishmonger to clean and scale the fish. This recipe can also be prepared with small fish such as sardines, horse mackerel, anchovies.


  • A fish of kilo or kilo and half clean.
  • 5 garlic cloves without skin and minced.
  • A teaspoon of sweet pepper.
  • 200 ml. of water.
  • A splash of vinegar.
  • Salt.
  • Extra virgin olive oil, soft.
  • A pinch of oregano.
  • A few cumin grains.
  • 4 slices of fried bread crushed.


  1. If you have chosen any of these small fish, we only clean it of guts and keep its size, we do not cut it. On the other hand, if it is a large fish, we will cut it into slices.
  2. In a mortar we put the garlic cloves, the ground fried bread, the paprika, the oregano, the cumin and a pinch of salt. We crushed everything well to make the mojo.
  3. Add the trickle of vinegar, and the oil and with the help of a spoon, stir it so that it stays well connected. We put the fish inside a cauldron and on top we add the mojo.
  4. We put the cauldron on the fire and cook the fish with soft fire until it begins to boil, while we stir frequently. When it begins to boil keep boiling with soft fire for 15 minutes. We put out the fire, and serve the fish in individual dishes.

The fish with boiled mojo can be accompanied by some boiled potatoes or some wrinkled potatoes and a salad. In fact, it is especially delicious to accompany it with a few wrinkled potatoes, which as you surely know will be extremely typical of the delicious Canarian gastronomy.

On the other hand, it is advisable to serve fish and potatoes with the mojo we have cooked, accompanying it on top. ThemesCanary recipes

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