Romesco Shrimp

Romesco Shrimp

Published May 2, 2014 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 6
Total Time: 25 min

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 15 min


This Spanish sauce is best made the day before using as this will give the flavors a chance to blend. It can be served with shrimp or vegetables.

Cooking tip: Romesco sauce is best made the day before using as this will give the flavors a chance to blend. Any leftover sauce can be refrigerated for up to a week and is great on seafood or tossed with cooked pasta.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 3 shrimp, 2 tbsp sauce
Calories per serving: 253
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 162.0g 249%
Saturated Fat 2.0g 10%
Cholesterol 147mg 49%
Sodium 209mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 4.0g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2.0g 8%
Sugars 1.0g
Protein 18.0g 25%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 2 teaspoons ancho chili powder
  • 1 cup toasted slivered almonds
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 large roasted red bell pepper
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound unpeeled large shrimp

Step by Step:

  1. Place first 6 ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process for 10 seconds; stop and scrape down the sides. With motor running, slowly add olive oil through feed tube and process until mixture is thick and well mixed. Remove from processor and stir in parsley. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  2. Saute shrimp in hot oil in a large skillet 3 to 5 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Add 1/4 cup Romesco sauce and toss to coat. Remove from heat and serve immediately with additional sauce for dipping.