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Romesco Sauce Recipe 2011-06-03 15:46:38

Romesco Sauce

Romesco Sauce

From Chef Eric Lee of Simi Winery Landslide Terrazzo Pizza Cafe

Romesco Sauce Recipe 2011-06-03 15:46:38

Ingredients

  1. 1 dried mild chile, such as Ancho
    ½ cup olive oil
    1 slice white bread
    1/3 cup almonds, toasted
    1 ½ teaspoons minced garlic
    1 roasted red pepper, peeled and seeded
    1 teaspoon smoked paprika
    Pinch salt and pepper
    2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

Directions

  1. Place the chile in hot water and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool. Remove the stems and reserve the water.
  2. Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a sauté pan. Fry the bread slice until golden on both sides.
  3. Place the chile, bread, almonds, and garlic in a processor and pulse quickly. Add the roasted pepper, paprika, salt, and pepper and puree to form a chunky paste.
  4. Add vinegar. Add the oil slowly as for a mayonnaise. Adjust seasonings and add reserved liquid as needed to reach proper consistency.

Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

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