This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
"One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating." -Luciano Pavarotti
They give it a sweet and smoky flavor. You can use ancho chilies if you like and it'll be close.
I have another Romesco Sauce recipe on the Dr. Gourmet website that uses jalapenos because they are easier to find. It is a great sauce, but for a quick and easy one using the smoked paprika and a bit of cayenne pepper works great. Also most recipes call for a combination of almonds and hazelnuts. The hazelnuts give the sauce more of a silkiness, but you might not find them easily available.
I like adding the anchovy for its sweetness and deep umami flavor. I generally have them on hand for other reasons, so you need not go out of your way to include them.
Servings: 4 | Serving size: 1/4 cup sauce
Cooking time: 30 minutes
This recipe can easily be multiplied and keeps well for about 5 days in the refrigerator.
|2 tsp.||olive oil|
|4 ounces||cherry or grape tomatoes|
|1 large||shallot (finely diced)|
|1/4 cup||slivered almonds|
|1 tsp.||red wine vinegar|
|1/8 tsp.||cayenne pepper|
|1 tsp.||smoked paprika|
|to taste||fresh ground black pepper|
|1||anchovy in olive oil (optional)|
Preheat oven to 325°F.
Place the tomatoes in a medium pan along with the olive oil, garlic, and shallot.
Roast for about 10 minutes.
Add the almonds to the pan, cover, and roast for another 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let cool.
Place the tomatoes, garlic, shallot, and almonds in a blender.
Add the vinegar, salt, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, and pepper (and optional anchovy if desired).
Puree until smooth.
Serving size: 1/4 cup sauce
|Calories 76||Calories from Fat 63|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 6g||9%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||3%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 4g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 5g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||8%|
|Vitamin A 8%||Vitamin C 2%|
|Calcium 2%||Iron 4%|
|Vitamin K 2mcg||Potassium 175mg|