Garlic, Almond, and Cocoa Picada

Preparation info

  • Makes About

    1 cup

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking: Traditional and Modern Recipes to Savor and Share

Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking

By Paula Wolfert

Published 2009

  • About

A clay mortar and wooden pestle are ideal for making a smooth sauce. Otherwise, use a blender or food processor.


  • 24 blanched almonds, toasted
  • 5 garlic cloves, cut up
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf pars


In a mortar, blender, or mini food processor, grind the almonds and garlic to a coarse paste. Add the parsley, toast, cocoa, brandy, and 2 tablespoons of the degreased sauce.