Take a Dip or Dress it up: Romesco Sauce

Here are a couple of ideas for using the recipe for Romesco Sauce which I recently posted.  These are just a few of many uses.  After seeing my post, Jeff Parker a chef friend and fellow blogger, said he was thinking of using it as a pizza sauce…olives, cheese, anchovies…good stuff  just waiting to happen!

Suggestion #1:  Use as a dip.  I had some nice fingerling potatoes from the farmers market that were needing to be used.  I cooked them in salted boiling water until tender and then split them in half, tossed them with some olive oil, salt, and pepper and grilled them just until crispy and lightly marked on the outside.  Arrange them on a small plate with Romesco Sauce as a dip and you’ve got an easy and different hors d’ouevres.  Let your guests use the grilled potatoes as “dippers” as they mingle, or spoon the sauce on their plate to dip into as they enjoy a different style of “chips & dip”.

Fingerling Potato Dippers with Romesco

Suggestion #2:  Use as a Salad Dressing:  While grilling the Grilled Squash & Fingerling Potatoesafforementioned fingerling potatoes, I also split some yellow squash in half and drizzled with olive oil, salt, and pepper and grilled alongside the potatoes.  When the squash and potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut into bite size pieces and toss with enough Romesco Sauce to coat and pour onto a platter.  Sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese and chopped or torn parsley leaves for garnish.   Any grilled vegetables would taste great in this salad…let your imagination and tastebuds run wild!

 Grilled Vegetable Salad with Romesco Sauce - compressed

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