Romesco Sauce


1 tablespoon plus 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 10-ounce jar piquillo* or other roasted red peppers, drain
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper flakes, preferably pepperoncino
2/3 cup Marcona almonds
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon spicy smoked paprika, preferably pimenton de la
Salt and pepper, to taste


Pour 1 tablespoon olive oil into saute pan and place over medium heat. Add crushed garlic; heat until garlic is golden in color.

In a food processor, puree garlic, peppers, hot pepper flakes, almonds, vinegar, and paprika. Slowly drizzle in remaining olive oil until a nice emulsion is formed. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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This is another classic sauce from Catalonia, Spain. It is typically served with grilled fish or poultry.


about 1 cup

Preparation Time: 

10 minutes

Start to Finish Time: 

10 minutes

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