Romesco Sauce (Catalan Pepper Sauce) recipe
24 August 2009 @ 11:13
Romesco Sauce (Catalan Pepper Sauce) is originally from Tarragona in Cataluña. It is made from almonds/hazelnuts, paprika, tomatoes, olive oil, vinegar and garlic amonst other things. It goes really well with foods such as grilled meats, fish and vegetables.
2 tbsp bittersweet Spanish paprika (Pimentón de la Vera)
1 chili pepper
1 head of garlic
1 dozen almonds, blanched and peeled
2 dozen hazelnuts, skinned
1 sprig of mint, chopped
1 slice of bread, toasted
1 tbsp parsley
5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp vinegar
-Remove seeds from chili pepper and grind into a powder.
-Roast the tomatoes and garlic in a hot oven for 15 minutes.
-Skin the tomatoes, cut them in half, and remove the seeds.
-Skin the garlic cloves.
-Put the tomatoes in a food provessor with the garlic, pimentón, almonds, hazelnuts, mint, bread, parsley, and part of the olive oil.
-Process until you have a smooth puree. Beat in the remaining oil, vinegar and pepper.
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