ROMESCO SAUCE WITH OPTIONS!

Published on: 08/18/2021
medium green bowl with orange sauce garnished with fresh green herbs
medium green bowl with orange sauce garnished with fresh green herbs

ROMESCO SAUCE WITH OPTIONS!

Move over one-pot meals, because we’re diving into the world of one-grill wonders (plus the blender, of course)! Meet Romesco, a versatile and flavorful sauce that brings nutty and peppery notes to any dish. Whether you’re serving it with protein, veggies, bread, or the whole trio, this crowd-pleasing sauce is sure to elevate your grilling game.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4

Equipment

  • grill
  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 1 garlic clove peeled
  • 1/2 cup almonds unsalted
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste or feel free to go for a freshly made purée!
  • 2 Tablespoons flat-leaf parsley chopped, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 Tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth low sodium plus extra if needed
  • 4 6-ounce salmon fillets and/or 6 portobello mushrooms
  • freshly ground pepper and salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat grill to medium-high.
  • Place the peppers on the grill. Grill for about 10 minutes, turning occasionally until all sides are charred and the peppers are softened.
  • Place the peppers in a bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Set aside.
  • In a blender or food processor, add the garlic, almonds, tomato paste, parsley and vinegar. Blend until smooth and set aside.
  • When the peppers are cool enough to handle, remove the discard the skins.
  • Slice each pepper in half, remove the stems and seeds and add to blender or food processor. Blend until well combined.
  • Add the oil and blend again.
  • Add the broth until desired consistency. Serve on top of grilled fish, chicken, veggies, pasta ~ one of the most versatile sauces to create!

Notes

Options:
Salmon🐟: Rub fresh garlic on all sides. Season with salt and pepper. Grill for 4–5 minutes per side. Serve with sauce.
Portobello mushrooms 🍄: Rinse and clean well. Rub with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill 3–4 minutes per side. Serve with sauce.
Whole wheat orzo 🍚: Prepare according to package directions. Toss with sauce and top with fresh parmesan cheese.
Purchase (or bake if you are feeling it) a grainy, crusty bread🥖. Slice and serve with sauce.

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