Roasted Leeks and Romesco Dipping Sauce

Ingredients

1 small banana pepper (optional)
4 roma type tomatoes (I used canned)
1/4 cup blanched almonds toasted
1/4 cup toasted walnuts
1 slice stale bread brushed with olive oil and grilled lightly

Preparation

1
Leeks
2
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
3
Clean leeks well
4
Toss in olive oil and salt and pepper
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Place on baking sheet in oven
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Roast for 20 minutes or more (until they look crispy and kinda burnt on the edges)
7
Throw all your sauce ingredients into a food process or blender and puree until you reach a desired consistency.
8
To roast peppers:
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Put on baking sheet under broiler.
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Roast and turn until each side is blistered.
11
Put the roasted peppers immediately in ziploc bag and seal. (The steam will help the skins to loosen.)
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After 10 minutes in sealed bag unseal and allow peppers to cool
13
Remove skins.
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To roast garlic:
15
Cut off the top of the head and remove excess skin.
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Place under broiler and roast until you see juices bubbling on top of garlic.
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Squeeze the flesh of the garlic out into your sauce mixture.

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Some romesco recipes call for raw garlic; I thought roasting it would give it a nice sweetness. Traditionally, hazelnuts are used, but I was out.

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December 8, 2009

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