Hi friends! Today’s blog post is short and sweet, but it’s a special one because it has to do with my Puerto Rican heritage. 🇵🇷 I’m going to be showing you how to make sofrito (click here for the video). This is a sauce that we (and other Latin countries) use as a flavored-infused base for practically every dish we make and it is AMAZING. And I’m not just saying that! Lol
The way I make sofrito may be different than the way you make it and that’s ok. There are different variations of how one prepares their sofrito, but the aromatic ingredients that make up this sauce are typically the same, give or take a few ingredients. I’ve listed the ingredients to how I make this in the image below.
*I’ll note a couple of additional ingredients that I’ve seen other Puerto Ricans add into their sofrito: culantro and cubanelle peppers.
All you have to do to get your kitchen to smell heavenly is to roughly chop up the ingredients, throw them into the blender, and puree until liquified. You don’t want it too liquified, but you do want all the ingredients to be blended together quite well. This recipe makes a large amount, but I like this because I’m able to freeze what I don’t use right away for later use.
I use sofrito in practically every Puerto Rican dish I make. From my beans, to my rice, chicken soup and stew, even just to marinade my meats… it all just tastes better with sofrito in it! Check out my YouTube video to see how quick and easy it is to make sofrito. Enjoy!
What’s a special sauce or ingredient that you like to use in your recipes? 😄