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Cooking with sofrito

October 25, 2009

I think we made our first of many forays into the world of sofrito tonight! Sofrito is kind of like a cilantro pesto used as a base in many Latin dishes.

We combined the following in a food processor until it is a smooth paste.

• 2 bunches cilantro (large stems removed)
• 1 onion
• 8-12 cloves garlic
• 1 green pepper
• 2-4 tbs. olive oil

Turned out great when cooked into rice. Sofrito has loads of possibility. Next time we may add something spicy, tomatoey, use annatto flavored olive oil, add a little lime juice, or follow one of the many different varieties that vary from region to region. You can also freeze this to have on hand. Use an ice tray for the perfect size to add to your recipes!

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