Romesco sauce, original recipe
The recipe for the Romesco sauce is original from Tarragona, Catalunya.
For some it should be part of their frequent diet, but others will ask, what is romesco sauce? It is a sauce prepared from vegetables, with which we can accompany many foods, such as, for example, the calçots .
Still have questions? Do not worry, with this recipe we will give you all the answers.
How to make homemade romesco sauce
Do not buy more salsa from the market. You have no excuse. Here we show you how romesco sauce is made, original recipe, more tasty and healthier than any other you can get ready at the supermarket.
Romesco sauce ingredients and step by step preparation
Some notes about romesco sauce and its preparation
- Depending on the taste of the cook and the diners, only hazelnuts can be used, instead of hazelnuts and almonds.
- Commonly, ñoras are used to prepare this recipe. But the original ingredient is dried peppers called "cuerno de cabra", which crystallize so that they lose their bitter taste. To complete the discussion, there are those who say that you should use chorizo peppers instead of peppers for this recipe. So, then, we have material to research and make a gastronomic history treatise.
What are ñoras? And what are the calçots?
For most Spanish-speaking cultures, outside Spanish, these terms must be a mystery. Well, surprise: the ñoras are peppers! And peppers that have a lot of flavor. Have you seen those Spanish restaurants where the decoration has clusters or strings of garlic and peppers?What are calçots? And in view of another term that is also widely used in Spanish gastronomic slang, what are calçotadas?
Well, the calçots are also vegetables, but in this case, let's say it is a species of onions or chives. These vegetables have an important social role, because they are protagonists in meetings called calçotadas, where they are prepared cooked on the grill, accompanied by meats. All these elements are typical of the Catalan culture.
Here I leave a couple of links to learn more about the calçots and calçotadas, and of course, about the ñoras.
Romesco sauce: What is it used for?
We have already advanced some very important information: the calçots. Romesco sauce is the most typical for use in calçotadas, as well as salvitxada, whose recipe contains more or less the same ingredients, but in different quantities.
And what else can be accompanied with this sauce? Well, from the start, many delicious fish. It is also excellent with artichokes, with vegetables on the barbecue, with beef, pork and also with chicken. You can try even with a good octopus, with other seafood, and definitely with roasted potatoes.
If you liked this romesco sauce recipe, I also recommend other of our salsa recipes:
- Our delicious alioli sauce.
- A homemade finger-licking barbecue sauce.
And if you want to get very experimental and discover other facets of the sauce Romesco, you can try it with our recipe for French fries.