Maybe in other parts of the world there are sauces for spaghetti that are not red, green, or white and they are good. Here at this uncultured table, spaghetti is red, and alfredo and pesto are noodle sauces. Nothing more, nothing less. Romesco sauce had two ingredients no red, green, or white sauce has ever included: roasted red pepper and almonds.
Parsley was omitted
Scaled for Likability: Fail
My dinner looked just like the pictures! I couldn't wait to try something so vastly different, something so full of healthy foods, something new and exciting. Wrong. It was not love at first bite, nor second bite, and by the third bite the chickens were dancing on their toes for the blessing of manna from heaven: pasta. Oh, how these crazy chickens love their carbs.
Omission of the parsley nor the taste were the cause for the complete failure of this dish. Failure was due to one simple but important element: texture. Eating this sauce with its crunchy almond pieces against its soft noodle base was wrong. Lack of flavor could have been over looked if it were not for the texture. Gritty, chewy, and odd in taste, this meal was a complete waste. What I fail to understand is why regular red spaghetti sauce is not vegan, especially when one is making their own sauce anyways? If you are taking the time to make this sauce, a vegan can simply make a homemade spaghetti sauce with roasted bell peppers just as easily. Drop kick the almonds to a salad topping, a tasty desert, or hell just in your mouth. What a waste of quality ingredients was this sauce.