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    Almond romesco with chargrilled vegetables

    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 35 minutes
    • Total time: 45 minutes

    Serves: 2


    400g frozen chargrilled vegetable medley
    200g pack asparagus
    20g flaked almonds
    4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
    1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into small chunks
    25g Cooks’ Ingredients Fresh Breadcrumbs
    2 cloves garlic, chopped
    2 tsp Bart Infusions Chilli Paste
    1 tbsp sherry vinegar
    2 tsp chopped lemon thyme 


    1. Preheat the oven to 220ºC, gas mark 7. Tip the vegetable medley into a roasting tin and bake for 25 minutes, separating the pieces halfway through to cook evenly. Cook the asparagus in boiling water for 2 minutes, then drain.

    2. Toast the almonds in a dry frying pan. Tip all but 1 tbsp into a food processor. Heat 1 tsp of the oil in the pan and fry the pepper for 5 minutes until softened and beginning to colour. Add the breadcrumbs and garlic and fry for a further 1-2 minutes until the breadcrumbs start to brown. Add to the food processor and blend to a thick paste. Add the remaining oil, chilli paste, vinegar and 3 tbsp boiling water and blend until completely smooth.

    3. Add the asparagus and thyme to the roasting tin and mix the ingredients together. Return to the oven for a further 8-10 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Spoon onto plates with the sauce, scattering the reserved almonds on top.

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