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Romesco Sauce
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Romesco Sauce
Method

Romesco is a well-known, Catalan sauce. It is made from red peppers, almonds, bread and olive oil. Its sweetness blends perfectly with the tastes of chicken, spring onions, calamari and quail. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

  • Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium to low heat.
  • Toast the bread until it is crunchy and golden brown.
  • Remove it from the pan and set aside to cool. Chop into small pieces and set aside.
  • Sauté the onion with a pinch of salt and a little olive oil until it softens. Add the tomato and some water.
  • Simmer for 15 minutes, until the sauce becomes sweet and starts to thicken.
  • In the meantime, use a mortar and pestle to pulverize the garlic with a pinch of salt.
  • Add the hazelnuts and almonds. Crush until the mixture resembles coarse sand.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl.  Add the red pepper, sweet paprika, smoked paprika, tomato, chopped bread and continue to crush with the pestle until the peppers become completely incorporated within the mixture.
  • Add the some white wine, red vinegar and a little cold water, until it becomes a thick sauce.
  • If you don’t want your sauce to be so thick, add a little more water.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Check to see if any more wine or vinegar is needed.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve.

To serve

  • Serve Romesco sauce along with chicken and fresh rocket leaves.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per 100 gr.

169
Calories (kcal)
8 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

10.9
Total Fat (g)
16 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

0.94
Saturated Fat (g)
5 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

7.4
Total Carbs (g)
3 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

3.6
Sugars (g)
4 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

4.6
Protein (g)
9 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

2.7
Fibre (g)
11 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.07
Sodium (g)
1 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.