Romesco Sauce - Spanish smoky pepper and tomato sauce that can be served with fish, meat or vegetables.

Romesco Sauce Recipe

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Edyta
Romesco Sauce - famous Spanish sauce with roasted peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic, almonds, bread, olive oil, vinegar, and Spanish Smoked Paprika. Easy and delicious. 
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Ingredients

  • 2 Bell Peppers - red
  • 5 Roma Tomatoes - medium, halved
  • 1 Onion - Spanish, cut in half
  • 1 Garlic - whole bulb, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup Almonds - blenched
  • 1 slice White Bread - crust removed, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Sweet Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Spanish Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil - extra virgin
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place peppers, tomatoes, onion and garlic on a baking sheet. Add olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
    Romesco Sauce - Spanish smoky pepper and tomato sauce that can be served with fish, meat or vegetables.
  • Roast the vegetables for about 35 minutes until all are soft. Rotate peppers few times during the roasting time. Once done, remove the vegetables, place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap until cooled off.
    Romesco Sauce - Spanish smoky pepper and tomato sauce that can be served with fish, meat or vegetables.
  • In the meantime place almonds on the frying pan and toss around on medium heat until lightly browned.
    Romesco Sauce - Spanish smoky pepper and tomato sauce that can be served with fish, meat or vegetables.
  • Place cubed bread on a warmed up the pan and toss it around until golden brown on all edges. 
    Romesco Sauce - Spanish smoky pepper and tomato sauce that can be served with fish, meat or vegetables.
  • Once the vegetables are cooled off, remove the skins and place them in a food processor, add almonds, bread, spices, and vinegar.
    Romesco Sauce - Spanish smoky pepper and tomato sauce that can be served with fish, meat or vegetables.
  • Process everything until the consistency is smooth, check for seasoning and adjust if needed. You can store the sauce in a fridge for a couple of days or freeze for a few months. 
    Romesco Sauce - Spanish smoky pepper and tomato sauce that can be served with fish, meat or vegetables.

Notes

If you want the sauce to be spicier, add more Spanish smoked paprika.
If you don't have blanched almonds, use raw almonds and soak them for an hour before roasting.

Nutrition

Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 620mg | Potassium: 412mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2510IU | Vitamin C: 88.9mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1.1mg