This is a Hot Catalan sauce made with with roasted almonds and bread. It is simple to make as the ingredients are sprinled with olive oil then roasted, then blended smooth, served in Catalonia as a dip for crispy potato tapas, but you can serve it with vegetables, chicken or fish.
8 cloves of garlic
50ml balsamic vinegar
4 large ripe tomatoes seeds removed
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 scotch bonnet chillies
100g of crusty bread (stale bread is better)
splash of olive oil
chopped flat leaf parsley
50 g capers
sea salt and black pepper
1 large red pepper skinned and seeds removed
1 red onion
Roast the peppers, chillies, tomatoes, almonds, garlic, chunks of bread and onion in a hot oven with the splash of olive oil until golden.
When finished cooking sprinkle with sea salt and pepper then add all the ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
Add the balsamic vinegar and roasting juices from vegetables.
Finally add the parsley and capers blend some more, the texture should be fairly thick, if too thick you can add more olive oil or water.