Romesco Sauce (A Spanish Condiment)

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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 10
YIELD: 2 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • If using hazelnuts, toast in oven at 350 for a few minutes until fragrant. Wrap in a clean dish towel and while still warm, rub together in the towel to remove the darker husks. (I have known a few people allergic to hazelnuts, so I usually omit them.).
  • Cut away the stem and remove seeds from dried chipotle pepper, then rehydrate in boiling water. After is has softened, usually about 10 minutes, remove from the water and drain.
  • Using chopping blade in food processor bowl, mince the chipotle. Add peeled garlic clove and continue mincing. Next add the roasted red bell pepper and continue chopping. Add in the Smokehouse Almonds and continue with processing. I like to get these ingredients as homogenized as possible, in order to finely mince the chipotle and garlic.
  • Continue to process in the olive oil and the sherry vinegar. Then adjust seasoning with black pepper and Spanish smoked paprika.
  • To keep it just slightly chunky stirr in the canned tomatoes last. But sometimes they get processed along with the rest.
  • Wonderful on halibut, great as a dip for veggies or bread. Usually when I prepare My Very Favorite Chicken Terrine (see here in Food.com), I will include a small bowl of Romesco Sauce on the platter along with the mustards, cornichon, and olives, because it adds a pretty color to the presentation.
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