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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Almogrote (Canarian Cheese Pâté)

Almogrote (Canarian Cheese Pâté)

This pâté, originally from the island of La Gomeraalmogrote is made from cured cheese, garlic, pepper (and/or tomato) and oil. Although it's usually prepared with Canarian goat cheese, almost any cured and slightly dry variety can be used to prepare this appetizer. 

Ingredients:

150 gr of cured goat cheese
2 or 3 medium very ripe tomatoes (some recipes use red pepper or a combination of both)
2 cloves of garlic
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt
And optional sweet pimentón (paprika)

Method

Wash the tomatoes, remove the stalk, make two small cross cuts in the upper area. Peel the garlic and place them on a baking sheet along with the tomatoes, drizzle them with olive oil and, if you wish, sprinkle with a teaspoon of pimentón (paprika). Roast them in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes at 200ºC. Meanwhile, remove the skin from the cheese, grate with a fine grater, and reserve. Once roasted, remove the tomatoes and garlic from the oven and allow to cool. Add the grated cheese, a dash of olive oil and salt to taste and mix to a paste. 

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