No. 1 : Quick Recipe

Smoky Paprika Chicken with Romesco

  • 6 Chicken Thighs, Boneless and Skinless
  • 2 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Sea Salt 
  • ½ Tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Smoked Paprika

Step One

cut each thigh in 3 pieces and toss with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika. Set aside for 30 minutes.

Step Two

Skewer, and cook on a hot grill pan or grill or cast iron skillet until the juices from the chicken run clear – about 10 minutes, turning only once – chicken will be done at 165F. You can roast the chicken as well. Preheat your oven to 400F and roast the chicken until golden and done.

Romesco Sauce

  • 1 Cup Slivered Almonds
  • 2 (1”) Slices Rustic Country Bread
  • 1/3 Cup Sherry Vinegar
  • 2 TB Tomato Paste
  • 1 TB Lemon Juice
  • 1 TB Sweet Smoked Paprika
  • ½ Tsp each Salt and Black Pepper
  • ¾ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Step One

On a baking sheet, toast the almonds in a 350F oven for 7 to 8 minutes. Set aside to cool. While the nuts are cooling, cube the bread, and place in a bowl with the vinegar while you prepare the rest of the sauce.

Step Two

In a food processor, grind the almonds, add the vinegar and bread, the peppers, tomato paste, lemon juice, paprika, salt and pepper. With the motor running, slowly add the olive oil until creamy. Bold, nutty and smoky – Romesco sauce is from Catalonia in Spain and instead of being thickened with flour it calls for bread, a unique “Old World” technique for rich and creamy sauces.

No. 2 : Kitchen SCOOP

***ROASTED RED PEPPERS are easy to make. Check out how, here:

No. 3 : Clever Idea

Romesco is not just for chicken! Its a delicious sauce for white flaky fish, and a fun dipper for crudités or boiled shrimp. Enjoy it as “Spanish Pasta”, the sauce topping whole wheat pasta along with a grating of manchego cheese and a sprinkle of cilantro. 

No. 4 : CHEERS

Torremoron – Tempranillo
Ribera Del Duero

Castilla de Leon, Spain
About $14

Ribera del Duero is an important wine region in Castilla y Leon, northern Spain. Its good reputation is largely thanks to the high-quality of its red wines made mainly from Tempranillo grapes. The Torremoron wine is extremely easy drinking and fruit forward wine that is super for a casual dinner. You’ll enjoy flavors of blackberries and dark cherry flavors in the wine – and its perfect for the smoky paprika on the chicken and in the Romesco sauce 

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