When you order patatas bravas, the best classic tapas you can find everywhere in Spain, it can’t do without salsa brava. A spicy red sauce that gives your papas tapas a nice kick and makes it taste even better. It might look like a complicated sauce but believe me it is not. Want to learn how you can make bravas sauce at home? Lets get started!
You can eat this classis tapas with a brava salsa made with tomato or without. Today I’m sharing the sauce that is without the tomato. Tomato based salsa brava is eaten in the north west of Spain.
Bravas sauce without tomato is generally eaten in the south of Spain in Andalusia or the north east of Spain like Catalonia.
Today we are showing you how to make a bravas sauce without tomato.
Bravas sauce ingredients
To make this bravas sauce recipe you need a small number of ingredients. Get the following ingredients out of your kitchen pantry:
- Olive oil
- Smokey paprika
- Sweet paprika
- Vegetable broth
- Salt to taste
This recipe doesn’t contain any tomatoes or tomato puree.
How to make brava sauce
So how do you make this great salsa sauce. Start with pre heating a small sauce pan with olive oil over medium heat.
Take a small mixing bowl and add the flour with the sweet paprika powder, the smokey paprika and salt. Combine thoroughly using a spoon. Be sure the ingredients are properly combined.
Reduce heat and add 1 teaspoon of the flour mix to the oil and stir. The flour will sizzle in the oil. Continue adding a teaspoon at a time and whisk until all the flour mix is added to the sauce pan.
You will get an orange color sauce. Take the vegetable broth and slowly add it to the sauce while you keep whisking the sauce. Add about ¾ of the vegetable broth. Your sauce will thicken so keep on whisking.
When the sauce is to thick add a bit more of vegetable broth or water. Leave the sauce 1 to 2 minutes to warm it through but do not boil the sauce.
Your brava salsa is ready to serve with your patatas bravas. Serve it along side some aioli.
Eat brava sauce with
Traditionally brava sauce is eaten with patatas bravas but you can also eat it with:
- Spanish tortilla – besides patatas bravas you can eat this sauce with Spanish tortilla and make it a tortilla brava
- Mexican street fries – traditionally brava sauce it used on patatas or tortilla brava but why waist a good sauce. Use it with these street fries
- Mexican potatoes – the same applies to Mexican potatoes you can enjoy them with some brava salsa as well
Store brava sauce
Brava sauce is best eaten fresh and warm. You can store it in the fridge for about a day. Be sure to cover the sauce or put it in a container.
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Made patatas bravas at home serve them with this amazing bravas sauce. It is a little spicy and also goes great with Spanish tortilla. Try it!
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 teaspoon of smokey paprika
- 2 teaspoon of sweet paprika
- 1 cup of vegetable broth
- Salt to taste
- Pre heat a small saucepan with olive oil over medium heat
- Mix the flour with the sweet and smokey paprika and salt
- Reduce heat and add a teaspoon of the flour mix to the oil and stir. Continue adding teaspoons of flour mix and whisk until all the flour mix is added
- Add about ¾ of the vegetable broth slowly to the patata bravas sauce. Your sauce will thicken so keep on whisking. When the sauce is to thick add a bit more vegetable broth or water
- Ready to serve
Calories: 53; Fat:5g; Carbs: 1.5g; Protein: 1g;