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Recipes from an Islandmix. Chef Braulio Rodríguez. Gran Canaria.

This is how Teror Black Pudding Truffles with a crunchy tomato coating, by Chef Braulio Rodríguez, is made

Ingredients for making bechamel for 8 servings

1 mid size (about 300 grams) sweet black pudding from Teror
8 fine pasta sheets, ‘masa filo’, for the top layer

90 gr or 6 and a half spoonfuls of butter
90 gr or 3/4 cups of flour
pinch of salt
pinch of white pepper
pinch of nutmeg
1 litre of hot milk

Melt the butter in a pan on mid heat.
Add the pepper, salt and nutmeg, and stir in.
Add the flour and cook, stirring continuously for a minute.
Pour the hot milk and continue stirring, until the contents are smooth and fairly thick.
When the mix is of tepid warmth it is mixed together with the black pudding and then left to cool.

Teror Black Pudding Truffles with a crunchy tomato coating

Ingredients for the tomato muselina

A shot of light olive oil
1 k of tomatoes or 6 ripe tomatoes
1 small fresh chive
pinch of salt
pinch of sweet smoked paprika
1 small spoonful of brown sugar
small glass of white wine
A few leaves of fresh basil
A few leaves of fresh thyme
200 ml of cooking cream

Cut out a cross shape of the tomatoes with a knife.
Blanch the tomatoes in boiling water for 2 minutes.
Take them back out and place them in cold water and ice for a minute.
Take off the skin, the heart and the seeds from the tomatoes.
Pour the oil into a frying pan, add the finely chopped onion and tomatoes.
Add the paprika, salt and brown sugar.
Pour the white wine all over and continue heating, allowing the water from the tomato to evaporate.
Once the water has gone, add the fresh herbs and cream.
Allow to boil for 5 minutes and stir, then turn off the heat and leave for a further 5 minutes.
Blend with a mixer, then sieve, and we are left with the tomato coating, keep on a low simmer to keep it warm.


Make 8 round balls with a mixture of the cooled off bechamel and black pudding.
With the fine pasta sheets, cut out 8 squares and brush the melted butter into them.

Place a black pudding truffle onto each square, and close each one like a bag by twisting it around itself to make the veil.

Pre-heat the oven, place the truffles in their pasta jackets and bake for 3 or 4 minutes at 190º;-200º depending on the oven.

Add the coating sauce by making a large circle in the centre of the dish and placing the black pudding truffles in their jackets on top.

Decorate to taste, and enjoy.

Teror Black Pudding Truffles with a crunchy tomato coating
Chef Braulio Rodríguez


This dish can be decorated with a few drops of duck liver paté over each truffle when they are taken out of the oven.

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Braulio Rodríguez explains to us how his recipe came about:

"Every region of Spain has its own typical cold meat selections, but Sweet Black Pudding can only be found in the Canaries, at Teror. I have always thought that there are low cost products which we don’t give the proper credit they deserve. For this reason I am a staunch defender of simple humble products, with a such a long tradition on the island, products that are in everyone’s price bracket. Black Pudding in Teror is packed full of flavour, with ingredients that go really well with it, such as raisins and almonds. 

The recipe aims to dress up sweet black pudding and show it off in all its glory.”

Who is Braulio Rodríguez?

Braulio Rodríguez began his training at the Hotel Escuela de Santa Brígida, where he learnt "everything I possibly could related to this profession", including cooking, management and dining room skills. After finishing his studies, he worked at several hotel chains, embarking on a journey of wine expertise and how to achieve quality pairings.

After completing this stage of his training, Braulio took over as Chef Manager of the Majuga Restaurant, in the Triana district of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, where he revived the cuisine of yesteryear, with base sauces, juices, fumé, roux and demi-glace. Everything was prepared with a modern touch, seeking to respect "the cuisine of flavours, visual, harmonious, soft to the touch, with aromas and, above all, packed with emotions and sensations".

Braulio defines his cuisine as “honest, conservative and alternative, honest with the raw material and with myself, and conservative but contemporary at the right time. And alternative with the diner and with the product”, he explains.

In February 2020 Braulio Rodríguez received the award for Best Chef in the Canary Islands as part of the 'Qué Bueno Canarias Heineken' awards.

Our 9th ‘dish-enhancing' secret ingredient

At Teror, right in the heart of Gran Canaria, they make 2 of the region’s best known varieties of cold meats: one is chorizo from Teror and the other is the superb sweet black pudding. This sweet product combines cow’s blood, lard, almonds, sweet potato and onion. The sweetness is topped off by raisins, cinnamon and aniseed, to achieve a combination of flavours able to add a dash to tables around the world and elsewhere.

Learn more about the municipality’s gastronomical production on the Teror website.

More information about traditional cold meats is available on the Fábrica Los Nueces fanpage, a small scale industrial premises right in the heart of Teror.

The making of 'Islandmix' also features the collaboration of Gran Canarian potter Radha Andaluz Martínez.
You can learn all about his work and his contemporary pottery pieces on this fanpage.

Further information about local craftsmen and women can be found on the FEDAC official website.