• Appetizers,  Flavors,  Recipes,  Sauces,  Spanish

    Romesco Sauce

    A quick Romesco sauce makes the most delicious topping for steak, as well as grilled chicken, roasted shrimp or a appetizer plate. I love my version because you get to skip the roasting of the peppers and instead just crack open a jar. You definitely need a food processor to whip this sauce up, but it couldn’t be easier to pull together, and keeps great in the fridge for up to a week. Perfect for a Spanish-inspired dinner! Print Romesco Sauce Author: Kate Wagner Serves: 2 cups   There are lots of Romesco recipes that call for red peppers and tomatoes...I developed this one to be simple and quick (hello jarred roasted…

  • Cooking for a Crowd,  Dinner,  Flavors,  Grilling,  Pork,  Proteins,  Recipes,  Spanish

    Spanish-Style Grilled Pork Loin

    Pork loin is always a  big hit in our house. It’s delicious, lean, healthy and lends itself to all types of savory flavors. When it’s cold outside I sear and then roast the pork, but as soon as Spring arrives I head out to the grill. Not only am I fascinated by the alchemy of the grill, I love not having dishes to wash, so I am always trying to figure out how to make our entire dinner outside. The tasty marinade bastes the pork and then transforms into a delicious sauce for your dinner…and a vinaigrette for a quick salad later in the week. Now that’s getting some serious…

  • Chicken,  Dinner,  Recipes,  Spanish

    Chicken in Garlic-Almond Sauce

    The flavors of this delicious dish perfectly embody a rustic Spanish braise. If you have ever made romesco sauce you will recognize the technique here. Just like romesco, nuts and breadcrumbs are the backbone of this sauce. But, what made me fall in love with this dish…the first time I tried is many years ago in Madrid…is the garlicky, almond Sherry flavor. To me, those taste memories always evoke a leisurely, late in the evening Spanish meal. There is a good chance you are going to have a decent amount of extra sauce – great news for a future dinner (this sauce freezes great). You could also serve the leftover…