Romesco Sauce is a rich tomato based Spanish sauce made with fire roasted tomatoes, red peppers and almonds. It’s full of flavor and great with seafood and bread.
If you’re like me you’re always on the hunt for a good sauce or dip. You know, something that you can add to your favorite meat or seafood dish to elevate it a bit more. Something that is great to dunk some crusty bread in. If that sounds like you, then you are going to fall head over heels in love with this Romesco Sauce.
Romesco Sauce originated in Catalonia. It is a rich, robust tomato based sauce. It is usually made with tomatoes, almonds, red peppers, garlic and bread to thicken. All of the ingredients are processed or blended together to create a paste. It’s garlicky, smoky, lightly sweet and full of flavor. It is often used on fish or chicken or with roasted vegetables.
While I was researching different recipes to see how a basic Romesco sauce was made I came across several different variations but there were a few main staples: tomatoes and nuts.
Traditionally, Romesco sauce is made using a mortar and pestle. That can be a bit time consuming and not everyone has one lying around. For this recipe, you’ll make it right in your food processor.
STEP #1: Combine all ingredients together in a food processor.
STEP #2: Process until smooth. Season to taste with salt.
Romesco is such a versatile sauce! It can be used for so many things. It’s often used as a condiment to add to chicken, fish, and roasted vegetables. It’s also great added to pasta, as a spread for sandwiches and, one of my favorite ways, a dip for crusty bread.
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