Sauces

Sofrito

Sofrito is a sauce that is found in Latin and Spanish dishes.  It’s generally used as base for extra flavor in many dishes such as chicken and rice, rice and beans, Spanish rice, etc.

I find this sauce to be so good, I can eat this as a topping on just about anything

You can find sofrito in the International section of most markets.  Once you realize how easy it is to make your own and just how delicious the homemade version is you will be hooked

There are many different sofritos out there but we think you will love our version

All good sauces begin with good ingredients so let’s start there

We are using 2 onions, 2 red bell peppers, 1 jalapeno pepper, 4 garlic cloves, 2 tablespoons of tomato paste and 1/2 teaspoon each of kosher salt and ground black pepper

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Peel and finely chop the onion, remove the stem, seeds and ribs of the bell peppers and jalapeno and finely chop

Finely chop the garlic

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Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan over medium heat and add in the onions

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Cook 6-8 minutes stirring as you go

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Add in the peppers, garlic and jalapeno

Sprinkle with the salt and pepper

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Stir to combine and cook 8-10 minutes

You want them very tender

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Once cooked, add in the tomato paste

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Stir to combine

Cook another 4-6 minutes

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Next we will need 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro

Give this a rough chop

Sprinkle over the vegetables

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Mix to combine and allow to cool

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Once cooled, add to a food processor and blend to your desired consistency

We leave a bit of texture to it

Use what you need and refrigerate the rest for up to a week or you can also freeze to use at a later time

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Now you have Sofrito!

Use this as a base to any dish you want to be delicious!

This can also be used as a wonderful sauce on top of … well anything!!!

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Enjoy!!!

Simply Sundays! ~ Sofrito

  • Servings: 1 Pint
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

2 onions

2 red bell peppers

1 jalapeno

4 garlic cloves

2 tablespoons of tomato paste

1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper

1/4 cup of fresh cilantro

2 tablespoons of olive oil

Directions

Peel and finely chop the onion, remove the stem, seeds and ribs of the bell peppers and jalapeno and finely chop.  Finely chop 4 garlic cloves as well

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan over medium heat and add in the onions.  Cook 6-8 minutes stirring as you go

Add in the peppers, garlic and jalapeno.  Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt and ground black pepper.  Stir to combine and cook 8-10 minutes.  You want them very tender

Once cooked add in 2 tablespoons of tomato paste.  Stir to combine.  Cook another 4-6 minutes

Give 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro a rough chop.  Sprinkle over the vegetables.  Mix to combine and allow to cool

Once cooled add to a food processor and blend to your desired consistency.  Use what you need and refrigerate the rest.  You can also freeze for another use

Tools used to make this recipe

ZELITE INFINITY Chef Knife 8 inch

Architec Carving Board, Gripperwood

Pyrex Mixing Bowl

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet

Nutri Ninja Ninja Blender

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2 comments on “Sofrito

  1. Robert Rodriguez

    Just curious.. what is the origin of this style of sofrito? Its different than what my family uses.

    • simplysundaysfoodblog

      This is a combination of Latin and Spanish sofritos. There are many variations. This is the flavor combo we like, but would love to hear your version!!

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