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Smoked Romesco Sauce

Traeger Kitchen


Smoked Romesco Sauce

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Cook Time

15

Minutes

Serves

8 - 12

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What's this?

Smoked romesco sauce on top of this roasted trio of baby carrots, fingerling potatoes and fennel bulbs will make you sing Hallelujah thanks to it intensely fresh and tangy wood-fired flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup sliced almonds, toasted

  • 2 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 Small shallot, sliced

  • 1 Clove garlic, peeled and chopped

  • Pinch red pepper flakes

  • Pinch kosher salt

  • 16 Ounce fire roasted red peppers, drained and rinsed

  • 2 Teaspoon sherry vinegar

  • 2 Tablespoon finely chopped mint, divided

  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice

  • Pinch ground black pepper

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger to 350°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. Place a cast-iron frying pan or other ovenproof skillet directly on the grill grate to preheat.
  • 2

    When the grill is up to temperature, add olive oil and almonds to skillet. Close the lid and toast for 2 to 3 minutes, until barely browned.
  • 3

    Add the shallot, garlic, pepper flakes and a pinch of salt. Stir, and close the grill lid. Allow to cook for 3 to 5 minutes without opening the grill, then quickly open and stir, and close the lid again. Cook until garlic is fragrant and the shallot has softened, about 5 to 8 minutes total.
  • 4

    Remove from grill and allow to cool for a few minutes. In a food processor, pulse the almond shallot mixture until chopped. Add the red peppers, sherry vinegar, 1-3/4 tablespoon mint, lemon juice and a pinch of black pepper and process to a coarse puree.
  • 5

    Taste, adding more salt if desired. Pour into a small bowl for serving and garnish with the remaining mint. Serve with Grilled Baby Carrots and Fennel. Enjoy!