Romesco

Servings: 8 Prep: 10 min Cook: 0 min Total: 10 min

Romesco is a thick nut and pepper sauce, coming from Northern Spain. In my mind, it belongs in the pesto family, but … it really doesn’t. There’s no cheese, it’s not Italian and … it’s just not pesto. Those little factoids don’t seem to stop me from holding it in my mind with other pesto’s and even the occasional tapenade!

Romesco is a really simple sauce to make, provided you’ve got the stuff lying around. I won’t lie to you. It’s VERY common for me to toast a bunch of slivered almonds and leave them in a jar. I go through them quickly, so they never really have time to go bad. I also tend to use roasted peppers from a jar that lives in my fridge. Yes, I bought them from a store. Don’t tell anyone.

From there, it’s really a matter of blending those two ingredients with a few other things. Then … ROMESCO!

This sauce is excellent with almost everything except dessert. It’s stupendous with fish. This sauce is a amazing with some simple grilled vegetables. It’s perfectly matched with a meaty pork chop. Try a full dollop on a freshly grilled shrimp, then hold on to your chair. The list could go on!!

Makes about 8 two-tablespoon portions.

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Romesco
Ingredient
Calories
Fat
Protein
Carbs
SA’s
Fiber
Net Carbs
2 small (148g) roasted red bell peppers, peeled and seeded
45.9
0
1.5
8.9
0
3
5.9
2 tbsp (32g) tomato paste
26
0
2
6
0
2
4
1 tsp (2g) smoked paprika
6.7
0.3
0.4
1.3
0
0.9
0.5
1 tsp (2g) crushed red chili flakes
6.4
0.3
0.2
1.1
0
0.5
0.6
4 each (12g) garlic cloves, minced
16
0
0
4
0
0
4
2 tbsp (27g) extra virgin olive oil
238.8
27
0
0
0
0
0
1/4 cup (36.25g) blanched and slivered almonds, toasted
210.5
18.3
8
7.3
0
3.8
3.5
2 tbsp (30g) red wine vinegar
5.7
0
0
0.1
0
0
0.1
salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Grand Totals (of 8 servings):
555.9
45.9
12.1
28.7
0
10.1
18.6
Totals Per Serving:
69.5
5.7
1.5
3.6
0
1.3
2.3 g
71.7%
Fat
8.4%
Protein
19.9%
Carbs

Romesco

Romesco

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Author: DJ Foodie

Ingredients

  • 2 small roasted red bell peppers peeled and seeded
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp crushed red chili flakes
  • 4 each garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup blanched and slivered almonds toasted
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Dry the roasted peppers with a paper towel. Press out any extra moisture.
  • Add the ingredients to a food processor and puree until the desired consistency. Some like smooth, while others like rustic!
  • Season to taste. Serve!

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1 thought on “Romesco”

  1. i absolutely must try this!
    —Reply posted by DJ on 2/25/2015
    It’s wonderful. One of my absolute favs! I think you’ll love it! 🙂

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