Let’s talk about jeans for a moment. A good pair of jeans is about the most versatile piece of clothing there is. Think about it…there’s nothing comfier than jeans and a big, fluffy sweatshirt on a rainy Saturday. Same pair of jeans with a long cardigan and short boots and you’re ready for a day of work or errands or PTA or carpooling. Put on a pretty blouse, blazer and heels…same pair of jeans…and it’s date night or an art show. Guys can pull off a similar transformation with a good pair of jeans.
Well, Romesco Sauce is the “pair of jeans” of the food world. This humble, rustic sauce comes from Catalonia in northern Spain, where fishermen ate it with freshly caught seafood. It’s a simple roasted red pepper sauce, with the added YUM factor of almonds or hazelnuts, lemon and garlic, and the combo of flavors is to die for! And here’s the really cool thing…you can put romesco sauce on just about A N Y T H I N G! Just watch:
Chilled prawns served with romesco dipping sauce
Grilled salmon on a bed of wilted spinach and topped with warm romesco
Bruschetta brushed with olive oil and topped with cold romesco
Tortilla chips served with a bowl of romesco
Roasted chicken with Greek olives, artichoke hearts and romesco
Crudite platter served with romesco
Zoodles or angel hair pasta tossed with romesco and parmesan
Scrambled eggs with feta and romesco
The list goes on and on. Sky’s the limit. There truly is no end of uses for this delicious, healthy, stunning, amazing little Romesco. Just like your favorite pair of jeans. You’re welcome.
- 3 red peppers (or 1 can pre-roasted peppers)
- 3 large tomatoes
- Juice of one lemon
- 1 cup almonds
- 3 cloves garlic
- 3 Tbsp. parsley
- Salt and pepper
- Roast red peppers in oven or on gas stovetop. (*See notes) Remove skins and seeds.
- Add all ingredients together in a blender and blend until desired consistency. (You can keep it sort of chunky or blend until smooth.)
- Chill until using. Serve hot or cold. ***See post for some serving suggestions!
*Not quite sure how to roast peppers on your own? Check out this post to learn how!