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Today I am giving you a recipe to make Sofrito. What is Sofrito, this is a condiment that is used for rice and beans, soups, stews, marinades and more. This recipe is from Puerto Rico, since I learned it from Nelson's family.
See the video below of me making it.
What you will need:
You will need a blender or good chopper for this recipe, and you can do it in batches if your blends isn't large enough.
2 Spanish Onions (peeled and cut into quarters)
1 Red Bell Pepper (stemmed and seeded)
4 Cubanelles (stemmed and seeded - FYI, these peppers were brought back to Italy on Christopher Columbus' many adventures in the new world (Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic)
1 whole head of garlic (separate each piece of garlic and peel them, leave whole, do not chop up)
1 large bunch of cilantro
4-5 leaves of culantro
8 ajices dulces (these are to small to seed, but take any little stems off, remember these are not hot peppers (if you are not sure ask your green grocery at your supermarket, mostly these are found in Spanish Supermarkets like Compare in NY or Sedano's here in FL.) If you are not careful you will get the hot peppers, I did this once almost lost my tongue, He! He!
4 plum tomatoes (quartered)
In a large blender put all ingredients and pulse or chop until the consistency you like, I pulse it finely because I use it in many dishes.
This batch will make a lot and can be put small batches at a time in refrigerator and the rest in freezer. Tradition when you make it, you share it. So, if you would like to try some and you live close by, let me know and we will share with you, but when you return the container, you need to put something in it you want to share with us.
Cheryl Echevarria writes about what things to help her clients before, during and after you travel. As well as the latest travel information on the destinations they offer