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What's in Sofrito?
5-8 Garlic Cloves
Wash all vegetables, soak cilantro and culantro in water for 15 mins. Cut all vegetables into quarters. In a food processor combine onion, Peppers, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, cilantro, and cilantro and blend until it’s puree to your liking. Once all ingredients are puréed, store it in a container. I would recommend using a glass container because it won’t absorb the odor, but if you used a plastic container make that the designated storage container for your sazon. Plastic absorbs the odor and you won’t be able to use it for something else.
My local supermarket sells these Pre-Cut packages of green and red peppers and onions. I find this so economical and easy to wash and put in food processor. (*optional can add yellow peppers, tomatoes)
Wash the cilantro and recaito and let it soak in water for 15 minutes sometimes the stems have dirt.
Depending on where you live not all supermarket carry recao/culantro (long coriander), in the event you can’t find recao/culantro (long coriander) you can substitute it by adding another bunch of cilantro. Some supermarket sells the recaito/culantro (long coriander) Pre-package or bunch.
I love to use red onions but if you preferred white or yellow onions that’s fine also.
Oilive oil and Apple Cider Vinegar.
If you grew up in a Latin household you know that the kitchen isn’t complete without a Pilon. What is a Pilon? A Pilon is either a wooden or steel mortar and pestle used to mash up ingredients. My abuelita (grandmother) and mother always used it to make sofrito. But with modern technology today, we have the food processor that can grind it easier and faster. My grandmother gave me the Pilon in the below picture and when I was moving I found it sitting in the back of my cabinet. Boy, I’m glad I found it, I’ve been using it since. I can close my eyes and still picture my mom and grandmother smashing all the garlic and other ingredients for the sofrito.
I use the small Ninja food processor, Express Chop Food Chopper and it does a GREAT job of chopping, mincing and pureeing ingredients. It has very sharp blades and saves a lot of kitchen time and it is easy to clean. If you’re looking for a compact size processor and don’t need to make a huge batch of something at once the Ninja food processor, Express Chop Food Chopper is the perfect gadget.
You can still use your mother or grandmother secret sofrito recipe to your clean eating dishes. All are mixed with natural ingredients and you know what you are mixing together. I love this recipe and I use it on almost all my dishes.
What ingredients do you add to your sofrito? Have you made sofrito? What recipes did you make using Sofrito? Please let me know would love to hear all about it.
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