Griddled asparagus with romesco sauce recipe

  • Serves 6
  • 10 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 198 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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Charred on the outside but still crunchy to bite, griddled asparagus is one of life’s greatest culinary pleasures, especially when asparagus is in peak season. Served with romesco, a classic Spanish sauce, this recipe is a lovely addition to your fiesta spread.  

  1. Put all the sauce ingredients (except the oil) in a food processor with a little salt. Blitz, adding the oil gradually, until a coarse paste forms. Tip into a bowl.
  2. Toss the asparagus in oil and cook in a hot griddle pan, in batches, for 3-4 minutes each side, turning with tongs, until charred. Serve with the sauce. 

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  • Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 x 250g packs asparagus, trimmed
  • For the sauce

  • 1 x 285g jar roasted peppers, drained
  • 1/2 x 100g pack blanched almonds, toasted
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 1 tsp crushed red chilli flakes
  • 25g (3/4oz) rustic white bread, crusts removed, torn into pieces
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 60ml (2fl oz) extra-virgin olive oil
  • Energy 820kj 198kcal 10%
  • Fat 17g 25%
  • Saturates 2g 11%
  • Sugars 2g 3%
  • Salt 0.3g 5%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 6g Protein 5.3g Fibre 0.5g

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