Romesco Sauce

Get Piquant With Piquillos

Preparation info
  • Makes

    2 cups

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      45 min

Appears in
Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat

By Melissa Joulwan

Published 2013

  • About

Romesco is a traditional red pepper sauce from Catalonia, Spain. It makes the most of simple Mediterranean ingredients like extra-virgin olive oil, almonds, garlic, and paprika, transforming them into a flavorful, rugged sauce. Served with fish, poultry, pork, and vegetables, it’s both rustic and sophisticated. This recipe uses sweetly spicy piquillo peppers — which can be found roasted and jarred in most grocery stores — and results in a texture similar to salsa.