Wake up veggies with romesco sauce
Originally posted on 3/27/2013 for The Buffalo News
Romesco sauce is a wakeup call for boring veggies. Gutsy and garlicky, this Spanish sauce is sultry with ground almonds. Rich and intense, it’s complex enough to hold its own. It has a rosy terracotta hue, but it’s more than just pretty on a plate.
As a dip or dab, romesco coaxes out vegetables’ natural luster. This romesco, made in a food processor or a blender, aims to deliver maximum flavor with minimal time and arcane ingredients. It may be made several days ahead and refrigerated. Allow it to come to room temperature before serving with roasted, raw or steamed vegetables. It’s also nice slathered on crusty bread.