Catalonia is the region in North Eastern Spain, whose capital is Barcelona, which was popularized in America by George Orwell’s Memoir about the Spanish Civil War, Homage to Catalonia, read by nearly every High School student.
Romesco is to Spain what pesto is to Italy and is traditionally made from Ñora Peppers (also known as Pimiento Choricero), Roasted Tomatoes & Onions, and Toasted Bread & Almonds. Ñora Peppers are smoked, bell-shaped sweet peppers from Spain that are similar to Mexico’s Guajillo peppers (not widely available in the US and need to be special ordered). Romesco is a condiment that can be served hot or cold, eaten by itself on toast, vegetables, fish, poultry or any type of meat. It is Spanish “Ketchup!”
sauce was first used as a condiment for fish dishes in the Serrallo,
the fisherman’s quarter of the Ancient Roman Southern Catalan city of Tarragona. Today, the original dish Mariscada, than what has become the modern Romesco. The two main
ingredients peppers and tomatoes, came from the “New World” (Yes, Christopher
Columbus) in the 16th century and weren’t in widespread use among the Catalan peasantry
until the 19th century. The secret
to a good Romesco is balance and method as nearly all have the same
ingredients. A good Romesco, properly prepared, will allow the taste of
each ingredient to come through, with none overpowering the other, providing that
balance.more in common with a fish
the Duroc Pork (think the Black Angus of Pork – premium, all natural), it will be rubbed with Pimentón, which is
Spanish Smoked Paprika. For the non-pork eaters in the family, we
will be offering a Pimentón-Rubbed
Spatchcocked Spring Chicken (Spatchcocked means “butterflied,” which allows for
faster cooking) as well. Because we talked it up so
much, we also will be offering additional Romesco Sauce as an add-on (put it
over scrambled eggs the next day for breakfast). We also will be offering a Catalonian Spinach
Salad, Espinaca a la Catalana, which consists of Apples, Raisins, and Toasted
Pine nuts over Baby Spinach with a Pimentón-Sherry Vinaigrette.
Menjarem! (That is Catalan for Bon
Time to Cook: 30
Cook by Day: Monday *Let us know at checkout if you are not cooking on the day of delivery and certain items will be left unprepped.
Items included (serves 2):
*Menu items subject to slight variation based on the availability of fresh ingredients; Picture is not necessarily representative of final dish
Meal Contains (including add-ons): Wheat
(Bread in Romesco), Tree Nuts (Almonds in Romesco). We store, portion,
and package various meal kits containing all eight (8) major allergens (milk,
wheat, egg, soy, fish, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts) and cannot guarantee
that cross-contamination will not occur between kits.
Add-on Checkout Items: