Romesco Sauce

Recipe Week – Day 2, Romesco Sauce

Romesco sauce is a great alternative sauce instead of your traditional tomato-based sauces.  And since some cannot handle nightshade vegetables, this recipe works well for them.  The taste has a little kick to it and the smoked paprika gives it a distinct flavor while still staying versatile in many stir fry dishes.

romesco sauce

Romesco sauce

shrimp- chorizo with prosciutto white fish romesco sauce

Romesco sauce used on prosciutto wrapped fish.



  • 1/3 cup toasted almonds
  • 2-4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped drained bottled roasted red peppers or piquillo peppers
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sherry vinegar glaze (optional)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil


Finely grind the almonds, garlic, red pepper flakes in a food processor.  Add roasted peppers, vinegar, and salt (as needed up to 1/2 tsp) and then puree, adding olive oil as it processes.  Season with black pepper.

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