Sancocho (traditional Canary Island dish)

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Ingredients for 4 people: 1 kg of salted wreckfish 1kg of potatoes ½ kg of yellow sweet potatoes. For the 'pella' or dough: Roasted maize meal Salt Sugar Water 'Mojo picón' (spicy Canary Island sauce): 1 head of garlic Cumin Paprika 1 ripe tomato 1 hot pepper Salt Oil Vinegar Water


The salted wreckfish has to be soaked for at least a day, changing the water 2 or 3 times, and desalting it in a cold environment. Place the thickly-cut potatoes and sweet potatoes and the desalted fish in a pan with water. Cook everything on a good flame and then drain the water and put to one side.


The fish, potatoes and the sweet potatoes are served in a dish and they are accompanied by spicy sauce and the roasted maize meal cakes.

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Recipe information

  • Category: First course
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • Price: Medium
  • Season: Spring-Summer

Nutritional information

  • Energy: Average
  • Cholesterol: Low
  • Saturated Fatty Acids: High
  • Carbohydrates: High

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