Puerto Rican Sofrito

    Puerto Rican Sofrito


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    About this recipe: Sofrito in Spanish simply refers to any well cooked sauce. In Puerto Rico it is something like a mirepoix that is used as the base 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.

    Serves: 80 

    • 2 green peppers, seeded and chopped
    • 1 red peppers, seeded and chopped
    • 4 Romano peppers, seeded and chopped
    • 1 green chilli, 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

    Prep: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.


    Traditional sofrito in Puerto Rico is made with "Ají dulce" chillies, which are sweet and spicy, and wild coriander, or "Culantro". If you can find these ingredients, use 10 ají dulce chillies and 25 leaves culantro, and omit the Romano peppers and green chilli.

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