Sofrito sauce recipe

Learn how to make a flavorful sofrito sauce from scratch with this easy recipe. Add a burst of authentic flavor to your favorite dishes with homemade sofrito sauce.

The best sofrito recipe is a flavor building puree of fresh peppers, onion, garlic, and herbs widely used in Latin America and Caribbean cooking. It’s one of their “secret ingredients” for building dynamite flavor.

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Breain Joyner
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Sofrito — a blend of garlic, onions, peppers and recao (culantro) — is the backbone of Puerto Rican flavor. Also referred to as recaito, it’s typically sautéed in oil as the foundation for sauces, braises, beans, stews and rice dishes. It’s also adaptable, and can yield a lighter, more verdant flavor if sautéed for 2 to 3 minutes, and a richer flavor if sautéed for 7 to 10 minutes and combined with tomato sauce. This recipe yields about 3 cups, which is probably more than you’ll use for any…

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Daniel Peak