Not your momma's sofrito
This recipe is packed with flavor and a slight kick. By combining the best aspects of recipes from different Latin and Caribbean countries, I've managed to create a flavorful sofrito unlike any you've tasted before. Made with whole foods and no additives. Add a couple of tablespoons to the base of your cooking, for an extra boost of flavor.
- 4 Medium red onion (peeled rough chop)
- 1 Large yellow onion (peeled rough chop)
- 4 Shallots (peeled rough chop)
- 2 Fresh Garlic bulbs (peeled)
- 2 Sweet bell pepper (Seeded)
- 1 Green bell pepper (seeded)
- 6 Medium tomatoes
- 1 Large cilantro bunch (coriander)
- 1 Large scallions bunch (green onion)
- 2 Scotch bonnet (or any spicy pepper) (Seeded for less heat)
- 2 lemon (juice)
- 2 TBSP Organic tomato paste
Prepare the ingredients by peeling & seeding the peppers, Peeling garlic & onions, and extracting the Lemon juice.
Blend the ingredients by groups and pour them into a large bowl, repeat for the rest of the ingredients. I.E: first onions & shallots, then all peppers, followed by cilantro & Scallions, then tomatoes & garlic. You want the mixtures to have texture, not liquified. Use the lemon juice to help with blending.
Prepare the second bowl by adding the sifter on top. Pour the entire blended mixture from the first bowl into the sifter to extract most of the liquid (leave s small amount). Use a spoon to mix and help aid in the extraction.
When you're done, you should have two bowls. One with all the liquid, and one with a thick mixture. Save the liquid to use for another recipe.
Add the tomato paste to the thick mixture and mix. Store in an airtight container and you're DONE!
*Add a couple of tablespoons to the base of your cooking for that extra boost in flavor. Season your food as normal. Works great with just about anything that is cooked. Great as a marinade or a BBQ.
*Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Sofrito also makes a great gift! Add a note and pass along to your friends or family. I guarantee they'll love it!
*Don't season the sofrito, as it'll give you more options as to where you can add it into.
*Like spice? Don't remove the seeds to the spicy peppers. But do be prepared, for the kick.