Wednesday 19 June 2013

Romesco Sauce


1 Orange capsicum
1 teaspoon chilli flakes
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
120 g almonds


1. In a dry pan roast the almonds  for 5 minutes stirring intermittently so that they dont't burn.
2. Remove from pan and allow to cool.

3. Wash the orange capsicum and thread it on a skewer.
4. Roast the capsicum in the flame of your cooker, keep turning it so that the pepper chars evenly.
5. Once pepper is roasted put it in a zip loc bag for 10 minutes.

6. After 10 minutes wash off the charred skin from the pepper and cut it in half, remove the seeds and the membrane and chop finely.
7. In a grinder grind the toasted almonds and keep aside.
8. In a blender jug add the roasted capsicum, chilli flakes, vinegar, salt and lemon juice and blend to a fine puree.

9. In a pan add the olive oil and when it is hot add the garlic and sauté it.Add the garlic and oil to the blender together with the ground almonds and blend again for a few seconds to combine ingredients.
10. Adjust seasoning if required. Transfer to serving bowl and serve as a dip with tortilla chips.

NB- The Romesco sauce can be used added to any vegetable or pasta .

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  1. What a tasty dip! I've never tried this combination of ingredients before, but it sounds very good...

  2. This looks absolutely delicious! I have a free day tomorrow, might have to make some of these! :) x

  3. very new sauce for me :) looks delicious and lovely combo's :)

  4. OOOO what a great idea for a dip, bookmarked for future reference.

  5. I think this contains most of my favourite ingredients!

  6. Sounds delicious. My husband would love it

  7. Looks perfect for having friends round for a few drinks. Will definitely give it a go.

  8. this looks very interesting and unusual ner tried it but I do like all the ingredients

  9. Yum! Sounds like a lovely combination of flavours and perfect for summer!

  10. Would definitely like to try this one. Thanks for the recipe.

  11. I'm going to make this for my next BBQ.

  12. I like the addition of almonds. I love them.

  13. I made this for a friends BBQ last weekend it was lovely & lasted like 2 minutes before the bowl was scraped out.

  14. Never heard of this sauce.. will give it a try.

  15. That sounds really tasty. Not sure how to make this with an electric hob though - maybe oven-roast the pepper to black?


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