We had pork chops on our menu the other night and I wanted to do something new to me and more exciting than my ole standby, shake n bake (which is still awesome). We had the ingredients for Romesco sauce, which I saw some other bloggers make here and here. I encouraged Greg to make it for us and he did. We enjoyed it a lot. So much so we made salad dressing with the leftover sauce, adding some plain yogurt and a little water the very next night. This was also very delicious!
Romesco sauce is a blended sauce of almonds, roasted red peppers, tomatoes, garlic, vinegar, heavy cream and spices.
We followed Robert Irvine’s recipe. His recipe calls for adding a slice of bread (I guess to thicken it up a bit) but we omitted this and didn’t miss it at all. Also, his recipe called for jarred roasted red peppers but luckily we had fresh peppers and so we roasted ours.
Throw everything in the food processor…
Greg grilled the pork chops and I sauteed the spinach.
Place the spinach on the plate, top with the pork chop and pour the sauce over everything.
This came out great! The Romesco sauce tasted really fresh and complimented the pork very well. It is clearly a very versatile sauce. What will you put it on??