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Roasted Shrimp with Romesco Sauce

Roasted Shrimp with Romesco Sauce

Ingredients (13)

For the romesco:

  • 1/2 medium tomato
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 slices crusty bread (about 2 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup whole raw almonds
  • 1 (7.25-ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained (about 1 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

For the shrimp:

  • 1 1/2 pounds large uncooked shrimp (about 48), peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
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Nutritional Information
  • Calories219
  • Fat15.22g
  • Saturated fat2.09g
  • Trans fat0.02g
  • Carbs7.22g
  • Fiber1.31g
  • Sugar1.58g
  • Protein13.62g
  • Cholesterol107.16mg
  • Sodium518.99mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (8 servings) Powered by

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This shortcut version of the classic Spanish romesco sauce—a combination of tomatoes, red peppers, bread, and almonds—is an easy, quick appetizer to prepare for cocktail parties. Its flavors pair well with anything from vegetable crudités to grilled chicken breasts and pasta, but here we’ve opted to serve it with simple oven-roasted shrimp. This appetizer pairs wonderfully with our Poblano Peppers.

Game plan: The romesco can be made up to 5 days in advance and refrigerated in a covered container.

For more shrimp appetizers, see How to Make Cocktail Sauce.

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Instructions

For the romesco:
  1. 1Heat the oven to 450°F and arrange a rack in the middle.
  2. 2Arrange the tomato, garlic, bread, and almonds on a rimmed baking sheet and roast until the bread and almonds are lightly toasted, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. 3Transfer the roasted ingredients to a food processor or blender and pulse to coarsely chop. (Wipe off the baking sheet with a paper towel and set it aside to cool.) Add the roasted red peppers, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and paprika and pulse again until well combined and relatively smooth. Transfer to a serving dish and set aside.

For the shrimp:

  1. 1Combine the shrimp and oil in a large bowl, season with salt and pepper, and toss until evenly coated. Place the shrimp on the cooled baking sheet in an even layer and roast until opaque and cooked through, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  2. 2Serve the roasted shrimp with the sauce.

Beverage pairing: Can Ràfols dels Caus “Gran Caus” Blanco Penedès, Spain. Romesco is a Catalan sauce, so why not keep the wine regional with a blend of white grapes from the area? These grapes are predominantly used in the production of cava, Spanish sparkling wine, but this Gran Caus is a still white, and its heft will be able to support the concentrated, dense romesco. But its light acid and notes of mineral, melon, and citrus make it a great match with the shrimp, too.

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