• 1 kg of halibut (sama or lubina is a fish, like halibut) or other white flesh fish
  • 400 gr of potatoes
  • 3 garlic gloves
  • ½ hot fresh pepper (small and hot)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tbsp. sweet paprika
  • ¼ to ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • Oil
  • Salt (as needed, to taste)
  • Water


  1. Peel the potatoes and sliced.
  2. Cook in a small pan in salt water, wait for the water boiling for 5 minutes, and add the fish and cook for more 5 minutes, until the potatoes are cooked.
  3. While you cooking, starts the salsa: In a food processor put the garlic gloves, the hot pepper and the cumin.
  4. Add a pinch of salt, mix well, than add the paprika and vinegar, and incorporate the olive oil, step by step, like you make a mayonnaise.
  5. Add at the end a little fish stock from your sancocho.
  6. Serve the pescado, drained in a serving plate with the potatoes around the fish and the salsa on top.

Note: The Sancocho can be accompanied with a Mojo verde (green salsa).