One of my favorites, especially as a starter is a fried fresh cheese. Normally this comes with a red fruit jam or cranberry sauce. If you venture out to the Lanzarote villages or traditional restaurants outside the resort, you can find this delicious dish with a Canarian twist. Mojo sauce is exclusive to the Canary islands, its very difficult to find it outside of the archipelago. Normally used to compliment potatoes and fish, it can be used as a sauce for fresh fried cheese. Fried with the cheese its a real moorish taste and perfect starter whilst waiting for your main course
It can be made with either red or green Mojo Sauce but remember the red is spicier than the green
Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add cilantro, garlic, chile, and basil; stir 10 seconds. Pour mixture into blender and cool. Add vinegar and lime juice. Blend 10 seconds (do not puree until smooth). Pour mojo into medium bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature and whisk before using.
Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in heavy large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add cheese sticks to skillet and cook until beginning to brown and soften, adding remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil to skillet as needed, about 40 seconds per side. Transfer cheese sticks to platter after each batch.