Almogrote gomero (TM)

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Almogrote gomero (TM)

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A perfect pitta-dip


Also good as a vegetable dip

I like mine with a bit of texture
Servings:Serves 5 - Makes about 500ml
Calories per serving:169
Ready in:1 hour, 55 minutes
Prep. time:10 minutes
Cook time:1 hour, 45 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:26th May 2013

This recipe needs advance preparation! This thick sauce originates from the Canary Islands and in particular the small island of Gomera. It is traditional to use a cheese such as a mature La Gomera, but any strong, hard cheese will be fine.

To roast the tomatoes


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To make the almogrote

Mise en place

  • Preheat the oven to its highest setting.


  1. Arrange the tomatoes in a roasting tin, cut side up.
  2. Drizzle the oil over them and lightly sprinkle with the salt.
  3. Place in the oven for 15 minutes, reduce the heat to 150° C (300° F - gas 2), [fan oven 130° C & reduce cooking time by 10 mins per hour] and continue roasting for a further 1½ hours, by which time the tomatoes should have shrunk to half their original size.
  4. Allow the tomatoes to cool thoroughly or even leave them in the fridge overnight.
  5. Place the garlic, and guindilla(s) in the TM bowl and process 10 seconds / Speed 5.
  6. Scrape down the inside of the bowl and add the cheese.
  7. Process 1 minute / Speed 5-10 progressively.
  8. Add the tomatoes and the stock and blend at Speed 5 until you have the consistency of a paste.
  9. Ensure the MC has open end upright and slowly pour the oil onto the lid of bowl, running at Speed 5 until all the oil has been emulsified.
  10. Continue blending until you have the desired consistency - I like mine with a bit of texture although you can make it as smooth as you like.

Serving suggestions

Serve with boiled potatoes or papas arrugados, hard boiled eggs or simply spread it on bread or toast. It can also be used as a dip.

Recipe source

  • The recipe is based on one in Canarias - cocina tradicional by Vicente Sanchez Araña (ISBN 9788444120157). It has been translated, adapted and converted for Thermomix.

Chef's notes

I doubled the ingredients listed in the original recipe, because I am a pig. Also the roasting of the tomatoes was my idea, to add extra flavour, but there is no need to do so.

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