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
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
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 the salt and pepper
Stir to combine and cook 8-10 minutes
You want them very tender
Once cooked, add in the tomato paste
Stir to combine
Cook another 4-6 minutes
Next we will need 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro
Give this 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
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
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!!!
Simply Sundays! ~ Sofrito
2 red bell peppers
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
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
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2 thoughts on “Sofrito”
Just curious.. what is the origin of this style of sofrito? Its different than what my family uses.
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!!