Papas Arrugadas

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Did you know that the first place in Europe to grow potatoes was the Canary Islands? Let us present a very tasty dish, a symbol of the traditional cuisine of our island friends.

Today, we’ve got papas arrugadas or wrinkled potatoes with a mojo picón, a typical dish of the Canary Islands. It is said that in the past, they used sea water to cook them. They were first made by the Canary fishermen. So as not to waste the fresh water available on board the fishing boats, they used sea water for cooking.

Currently, it is one of the most popular dishes in the Canary Islands and well-known through the rest of the country. Our chef has prepared a version of this dish using marinated Koldfin tuna. Ready to rock?

Ingredients ( 4 pax)

  • 2 packs of Frozen Marinated Yellowfin Tuna Portions
  • 16 Padrón peppers
  • 8 potatoes
  • 10 g spicy paprika
  • 10 g sweet paprika
  • 7 g cumin
  • 20 g bread
  • ¼ garlic
  • 10 g vinegar
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Dificultad Low

Step by step 1/4

Put the potatoes in a pot and add water until just covering the potatoes. Add salt and boil until the water evaporates, for 25 minutes .

Step by step 2/4

Add all the sauce ingredients to a measuring glass and blend until smooth. Set aside.

Step by step 3/4

Heat a pan with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and add the small peppers. Sear on all sides and reserve.

Step by step 4/4

In the same pan , sear the tuna for 30 seconds on each side and plate.

A little more about mojo picón

Mojo picón came to the Canary Islands thanks to the commercial spice trade from various regions. We could say that this sauce is the result of globalisation!

If this is your first time tasting it, you’ll discover how delicious it is. The next time you make wrinkled potatoes, double the amounts used in the sauce and store a good amount in the fridge using an airtight jar. It keeps wonderfully for a few days and, in addition to being a wonderful addition to our Yellowfin Tuna, it’s also great with other fish.