Sofrito Sauce Base

    20 minutes

    This is a Puerto Rican vegetable base, something like a mirepoix, that is used for many dishes, such as soups and stews. Use this to breathe new life into your everyday dishes, or simply add to rice for a delicious pilaf.

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    Serves: 80 

    • 2 green capsicums, seeded and chopped
    • 1 red capsicums, seeded and chopped
    • 2 green chillies, seeded and chopped
    • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
    • 4 onions, cut into large chunks
    • 3 medium heads garlic, peeled
    • 1 bunch fresh coriander
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

    Preparation:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a food processor, combine all ingredients. Process so that all ingredients are chopped fine but not puréed. Use immediately in your favourite soup or stew, or freeze in resealable plastic freezer bags or containers.

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    Made it vegetarian. Just an idea to save time when cooking. I make my sofrito in bulk and I freeze it in ice cube trays. I have trays dedicated to do just this. Once they are frozen I bag them and keep them in the freezer. When ready to cook I pull out one or two cubes (each cube should be about one tablespoon). Freezing it will preserve the flavour and it will last longer. I learned this from my mother and it really works well. When I make my bulk I share with my daughters and they do the same with it. I don't add salt to the sofrito recipe until I am ready to cook. Happy cooking!  -  29 Sep 2008


    Used different ingredients. This is such an important's the stuff that makes you wonder "what is that taste?" It's soooo good! The only difference between this recipe and mine is that I don't use green capsiucm, instead I use the. long light green capsicums and it's got a much better flavour than the green. I also don't add salt and pepper (I add those when I actually cook with it). If you don't want red capsicum or tomato...leave them out and what you have left is a mixture called "Recaito"...I use recaito when I make bean stew. I have very picky friends and relatives but whenever I make my arroz con gandules (yellow rice with pigeon peas) or arroz con maiz (yellow rice with sweet corn)....they have 2 or 3 servings, and what makes them taste so good is sofrito baby! USE IT!  -  29 Sep 2008


    there is nothing like homemade sofrito just the smell of it when i add it to my food is insane. store bought sofrito is BAH!!!  -  29 Sep 2008