Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Today I'm mixing up a large batch of Sofrito. 
Sofrito is a seasoning staple in Spanish foods.

 Made of : Onions, Garlic, Green frying peppers, Red Bell peppers,Tomatoes, and Cilantro. Make a large batch and freeze in small freezer bags or 1/2 pint mason jars, just be sure to fill the mason jar only half full to allow for expansion in the freezer. If not then the jar will crack!

In my house, sofrito makes its way into everything from yellow rice, black bean soup, sauce for spaghetti and meatballs to braised chicken and sautéed shrimp. Not only that, it freezes beautifully, so in about In 10 minutes you can make enough sofrito to flavor a dozen dishes. I’m telling you, this stuff is great.  Add sofrito to some of your own favorite dishes that could use a little boost. You will change the way you cook. I guarantee it.

2 medium Spanish onions, cut into large chunks

3 to 4 Italian frying peppers or cubanelle peppers 

16 to 20 cloves garlic, peeled

2 large bunches cilantro, washed
3 to 4 ripe plum tomatoes, cored and cut into chunks

1 large red bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into large chunks

Makes about 4 cups
Chop the onion and Italian Green peppers in the work bowl of a food processor until coarsely chopped. With the motor running, add the remaining ingredients one at a time and process until smooth. The sofrito will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. It also freezes beautifully.

Tonight I made Puerto Rican Style Brown Rice and Black Beans. with some of my Sofrito. Yummy!!!!!!
Black beans are believed to be healthier than Blueberries! Great recipe for keeping your blood sugar levels from spiking too.

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