One of my favourite Vancouver area restaurants launched a line of sauces a few years ago. Last night we used the sauces, cooking at home and made up a different recipe with each of them. Bodega foods has a blog which features many different recipes that anyone can use, you just needs their sauces and you choose the recipe that you like and then you can modify it as you wish.
As we had three bottles of the different sauces we made a different recipe to go with each of the sauces,
Piquillo Relish with Baked Brie
This recipe is so easy, get a mini wheel of brie cheese from the store, place it on a foil lined sheet pan, top it with the Piquillo Relish and then baked it at 350 F for 7 minutes. Serve it with cut up baguette or crackers, perfect for an appy at dinner or for a party.
Pasta with Romesco Sauce
Cook up your favourite pasta, though it is best to use spaghetti or linguine, keep one cup of the pasta water and set aside. Drain your pasta and set aside. In a large bowl pour the bottle of Romesco sauce and then add the cup of pasta water and mix, add the pasta along with some torn greens (we used kale but you could use spinach or other similar type of green vegetable). Portion each serving into a bowl or plate and top with chopped roasted almonds (you can roast 2 tablespoons of almonds for a few mins in the oven before starting to make this recipe).
Pan-fried Cod with Brava Sauce
Pickup some of your favourite white fish from the store, we used cod but you could also use halibut or other fish. Pan-fry the fish for a few minutes on each side in olive oil. Place each piece on a plate, pour some of the brava sauce over-top, and serve with some greens to garnish.
Each of these recipes were simple for us to make, we had to modify some as we went along as we didn’t have some of the ingredients on hand. You can pickup the Bodega Foods sauces at local stores around.
By: Richard Wolak