3 easy recipes with La bodega Sauces

Spain Gourmet Canada is now selling wonderful sauces made in Vancouver, B.C by the family of La Bodega Restaurant on Main Street. 

These authentic Spanish sauces recipes have been carefully crafted and handed down through generations. La Bodega is own by siblings, Natalie and Paul Rivas and their products are the result of nearly five decades of experience working in the culinary industry in Vancouver, coupled with their family’s passion for Spanish cuisine and Mediterranean heritage.

Through its products line composed of a zesty Brava Sauce, a savoury Romesco Sauce and a sweet Piquillo Relish, La Bodega has captured the flavor of their restaurant favorites, so you can bring home the flavour of Spain and create your own delicious dishes and memories with your family and friends.

Do you know how to use these sauces and make wonderful inspired Spanish dishes at home? Find below a recipe for the Brava sauce, one for the Romesco Sauce and a third one for the Piquillo Relish


Brava Sauce – Other ideas.

Use as, braising liquid for poultry or lamb. 

Or as a marinade for chicken.

Substitute as condiment for burgers, hot dogs. 

Blend with mayonnaise or add to salad dressings for a zippy kick of flavour.

Patatas Bravas Sauce

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4

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  1. Peel the potatoes, chop into bite-sized chunks
  2. Pour olive oil into a deep saucepan and heat over medium-low heat
  3. Working in batches to not crowd the pan, gently place the potatoes in the oil, frying slowly until soft, about 15 minutes.
  4. The potatoes should not change color but will soften all the way through. Test for softness using a toothpick.
  5. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside to drain.
  6. Raise the temperature of the olive oil.
  7. Working again in batches, return the potatoes to the pan and fry until crispy and golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  8. Set potatoes aside to drain.
  9. Toss in mixing bowl with a bit of salt to taste.
  10. Toss again with plenty of Bodega Foods Brava Sauce. The sauce can be served either hot or cold.
  11. Can also be garnished with a dollop of aioli or a fried egg on top.

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Spain Gourmet Canada

Grilled Green Onions and Asparagus with Bodega Romesco Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4

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  1. Trim root ends of onions, keeping the bulb head intact; discard roots.
  2. Trim tops so that about 4 inches of upper green portion remain.
  3. Cook onions in boiling water until tender, 8 to 10 minutes depending on their size. Do not overcook them because they will not soften much during grilling.
  4. Drain and rinse the onions with cold water, drain well and pat dry.
  5. Trim off the tough ends from the asparagus spears, and then, using a vegetable peeler, peel the bottom half of each spear.
  6. Cook asparagus in boiling water; drain well, and pat dry.
  7. Use a gas grill (preferably) or heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.
  8. Brush the onions and asparagus with the EVOO, and Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  9. Place over the fire and grill, turning as needed, until well browned and a little charred on all sides (until grill mark show).
  10. Transfer the vegetables to a platter and serve.
  11. Provide each guest with a small bowl of Bodega Romesco Sauce for dipping

Romesco Sauce – Other ideas.

Serve with grilled vegetables 

Serve as part of a crudité platter

Use it as pasta sauce

As a spread for sandwiches

It is also a great thickener for soups

Or try it as a marinade for roast chicken, turkey or lamb

Add to sautéed prawns for the perfect finish

"Create your own delicious dishes and memories at home with family & friends"
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PIquillo Relish – Other ideas.

Substitute it for regular relish

Serve it alongside crab cakes.

Serve it on crackers with cream cheese or a nice brie.

Piquillo Relish works well blended with mayo, served with grilled meats (lamb) or roasted duck

Spanish type burgers with Piquillo Relish

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 36 minutes

Yield: 6

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  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 3 tbsp Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
  • 2 garlic gloves
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp smoked, sweet or hot smoked Spanish paprika
  • 1 lbs ground beef (could use ground pork, bison or turkey)
  • Salt and freshly grounded black pepper to taste
  • Manchego cheese slices
  • Bodega Piquillo Relish
  • 6 hamburger buns


  1. Finely chop half of the onion (about 1 cup)
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat then reduce to medium to add onion. Cook for 5 minutes (until soft)
  3. Press 1 garlic clove into the skillet and cook 1 minute.
  4. Transfer the onion and garlic to a large bowl and set aside to cool.
  5. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in the same skillet over medium heat, adding sliced onion and cooking until the onion is golden but still crisp, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  6. Combine mayonnaise and paprika in a small bowl, press in crushed garlic.
  7. Add ground burger mix to the cooked chopped onion mixture, stir together with a fork gently and form six burgers, season with salt and pepper.
  8. Either cook burgers on skillet (stovetop) or grill until fully heated through and top with large dollop of Bodega Piquillo relish, top with cheddar cheese. Reduce heat to low and warm until the cheese has melted,
  9. Top hamburger buns with mayonnaise mixture, add burgers, serve and enjoy!

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