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Romesco Sauce. Sauce is the Boss!Cuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy
Romesco is a tomato-based sauce that originated from Valls, Tarragona, Catalonia. The fishermen in this area made this sauce to be eaten with fish. It is typically made from any mixture of roasted tomatoes and garlic, toasted almonds, pine nuts, and/or hazelnuts, olive or sunflower oil, and roasted peppers.
This sauce is so universal, full of flavor and texture. You just can’t stop eating. Seriously.
You can serve it as a dip for chips or vegetables, as a fish or meat sauce. It’s really good with eggs or as a sandwich spread, basically with anything.
You can use plum tomatoes (fresh or canned) instead of sun dried ones. If you want it thinner, just use less almonds. If you want to jazz it up, add some chipotle peppers. Be creative!
Let me show you how I make it.
1 lb. of fire roasted bell peppers from the jar, drained.
1/3 cup of sundried tomatoes
2/3 cups roasted almonds (unsalted)
1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
2-3 cloves of garlic
2/3 tsp of salt
2 tbsp. of red wine vinegar
1 tsp of smoked paprika
1/3 tsp of cayenne pepper
Let’s make it
- Put everything in a blender and blend the hell out of it. That’s it!
- Serve and enjoy!