Posts Tagged ‘salsa’

La Plata

November 30, 2014
La Plata

La Plata

La Plata featuring Nidia Gongora from the album Quantic – La Plata feat. Nidia Gongora by Quantic.

Colombian jazz-rock-salsa-reggae fusion.

Mojo Rojo típica de Tenerife

February 27, 2013
pimientas rojas y pimientas palmeras

pimientas rojas y pimientas palmeras

Mojo rojo, mojo verde, mojo picón are sauces or salsas típica de Canarias.

Can liquidise or use mortar and pestle.

=== mortar and pestle ===

ingredients

1 heaped teaspoon course rock salt or sea salt

2 pimientas palmeras (small green peppers)

wine or cider vinegar

extra virgin olive oil

method

Add rock salt, three cloves of garlic, peel of small peppers, then pulverise. Add vinegar and olive oil in the ratio of one-two.

=== liquidise ===

ingredients

1 heaped teaspoon course rock salt or sea salt

2 pimientas rojas (large red peppers)

2 pimientas palmeras roja (small red peppers)

teaspoon of chilli powder

wine or cider vinegar

extra virgin olive oil

method

Add rock salt, three cloves of garlic, peel of large peppers. Liquidise. Add chilli powder. Add vinegar and olive oil in the ratio of one-two.

Either method takes about five minutes. Bottle and store in fridge.

I ask how this is made. I am sent to vegetable shop, come back with peppers. It is made in front of my eyes. I am given samples to taste, then it is bottled for me to take away.

Muchas gracias Ana en El Limón por su ayuda.

Mojo Rojo

February 26, 2013

Mojo Rojo is a sauce or salsa of the Canary Islands. It comes in two types, mojo rojo or mojo verde.

Ingredients

3 cloves of garlic

heaped tablespoon of course rock salt or sea salt

1/2 teaspoon of sweet chili powder or hot chili powder

pinch of cumin

pinch of oregano

extra virgin olive oil

spash of wine vinegar

Method

Can liquidise, this method uses mortar and pestle.

Add three cloves of garlic and course salt. Pound. Add olive oil to get appropriate constituency. Add other ingredients, a spash of vinegar. Add sweet chili powder or hot chili powder depending how hot you like your sauce. Mix. Takes about five minutes.

Many thanks to head chef at Hotel Florida and Ana in El Limón.

Los Van Van in concert in Karl Marx Theatre in Havana

July 25, 2012

Los Van Van en concierto en El Teatro Karl Marx en La Habana en Cuba.

Los Van Van are a legendary Cuban salsa group.

Los Van Van are to salsa what The Who, Rolling Stones, Scorpions are to rock.

Typical salsa line-up: percussion, brass, vocals, keyboards, guitar, violin, flute. A dozen or more musicians on stage.

At the carnival in Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife salsa groups play on the main stage in Plaza Charco from evening until 4am in the morning.

One night, in the early hours of the morning, a little girl climbed up on stage and danced, she was good and directed those around in their dancing.

In his delightful book Travels on the Dance Floor Grevel Lindop tells of going to a concert in Havana where Los Van Van were playing. Tickets were $10. Not a lot, but a week’s wages for a white-collar worker in Cuba.


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