Romesco Sauce

Cuisinart original
This sauce of Spanish origin is delicious served with grilled chicken, vegetables, or even grilled seafood.


Makes about 3½ cups


1tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 shallots, cut into ½-inch pieces 6garlic cloves 2∕3cup almonds, toasted 2cups white bread, crust removed and cut into ½-inch pieces (about 2 standard slices) 1can (28-ounce) whole plum tomatoes, drained 2roasted red peppers ¼ cup sherry vinegar ¼cup sherry ½ cup chicken or vegetable broth 1teaspoon smoked paprika 1teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (¼ cup): Calories 90 (45% from fat) • carb. 8g • pro. 3g • fat 5g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 352mg • calc. 38mg • fiber 1g


Put the oil into the blender jar. Cover and set timer for 5 minutes and temperature on Medium. Once hot, add the shallots and garlic, stirring frequently until softened. Once time expires and the vegetables are soft, add the almonds. Blend on speeds 1 to 2 for about 10 to 15 seconds, or until chopped. Add the remaining ingredients in the order listed. Set timer for 15 minutes and temperature on Medium. Once unit shuts off, blend starting on speed 1 and gradually raising to speed 4 until fully puréed, about 1 minute. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.