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Trying to Replicate the Best Romesco Sauce on the Planet

A few years ago, as we were driving northwest through Spain on our way to Galicia, we stopped for lunch in the town of Pueble de Sanabria. There wasn't much of a choice of restaurants. In fact there wasn't any choice. Plaza Armas was the only game in town. It was a typical dark bar with a simple tapas menu. Or so we thought.

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But in the back of the room was a dark winding stairway leading up to a beautiful formal dining room complete with white linens and tuxedoed waiters.

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A beautiful restaurant, improbably located in a sleepy little town nestled in a river valley between Spain's Reserva Nacional de la Sierra de la Colebra and Parque Natural del Lago de Sanabria.

I ordered gambas stuffed pimientos morron in romesco sauce, the best romesco I've ever tasted.

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It was amazingly rich and as smooth as silk, not like any of the more rustic romesco sauces I was used to. For some reason the other day, that dish popped into my head. I had all the ingredients in the fridge so I tried to replicate it. I came pretty close to what I remember. But only close. The real thing is still just a distant and fond memory. Might need to go back to central Spain and beg for the recipe.

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Comments (2)

Sharona:

so glad you are back to writing here again.
and BTW,it looks YUMMY.

What an unexpected "find" that restaurant was!

I love how you try to recreate recipes. It looks yummy!

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