Romesco sauce originates from Tarragona, in Northeastern Spain. It is said that the fishermen of the area made it to eat with fish. It is great with seafood, but is a tasty sauce to accompany meat and vegetables as well and is a popular sauce in Spain. Roasted red peppers combine with ground almonds, olive oil and vinegar to make a smooth, rich sauce that tastes great simply spread on a slice of rustic bread.
Roast garlic by first rubbing off excess dry skin from garlic head. Then place on baking sheet and drizzle a bit of olive oil on top. Roast in oven (or toaster oven) for 20 minutes at 300F degrees or until garlic on inside is roasted and soft.
If almonds are not already blanched: While garlic is roasting, blanch almonds, then peel.
Make sure almonds are completely dry after blanching. Place almonds and hazelnuts into food processor and process until finely ground.
Pour a few tablespoons of virgin olive oil into a small frying pan and quickly fry bread until both sides are browned. Remove from pan and allow to cool on a plate or paper towel.
Cut tomatoes into quarters and saute in same pan, adding oil if needed. saute for 4-5 minutes. Remove pan from heat.
Once bread is cooled, tear into 6 pieces and process with the nuts. Add sauteed tomatoes and continue to process. Squeeze roasted garlic from the skins into the processor. Place roasted red peppers into the processor with the other ingredients and process until ingredients are a thick puree.
While processor is running, slowly drizzle in the oil and vinegar. Add salt to taste.
Serve with meat, fish, poultry or vegetables.
Store in refrigerator for up to 7 days.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (226g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4|
|Calories from Fat: 524 (90%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 58.2g||78 %|
|Saturated Fat 7.8g||39 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 42g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 6.5g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 51.1mg||2 %|
|Potassium 366.5mg||10 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 13.3g||4 %|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||12 %|
|Sugars, other 10.3g|
|Protein 3.4g||5 %|
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Calories per serving: 582
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