Even though we are in the midst of the wild windy winter down here in Victoria the sun is shining further north in the country. This is why capsicum is so delicious and plentiful in the markets at this time of the year. We were thinking of how to use these in the restaurant and our minds kept straying to Romesco de peix that classic Catalan dish of fish in almond and red pepper broth.
We had a great recipe for Romesco sauce from Frank the chef at Movida in the city and with a small alteration to make it gluten free which is not traditional but almost needed in this current restaurant environment in Melbourne as there seems to be many guests who can no longer tolerate wheat.
4 tomatoes roasted on grill
6 capsicums roasted on grill till black
1 onion roasted in skin 30 minutes
1 head of garlic roasted in skin 30 minutes
175 roasted hazelnuts
175 roasted flaked almonds
65 ml sherry Vinegar
100 ml olive oil
1 1⁄2 table spoons sweet paprika
blitz it all together in food processor and you will have enough romesco for a week of suppers....
salt to taste