This Sofrito recipe is one that I got from one of my good friends who got it from her mother and grandmother. It is a traditional family recipe that is used in almost everything in Puerto Rican Cooking. This staple condiment packs tons of flavor and brings balance to any dish you add it to!
Sofrito is the main flavor enhancer to the traditional rice dish, Arroz con Gandules. But is an essential condiment for nearly everything. I even like to marinate a pork butt in it and roast it in the instant pot.
Get my Arroz con Gandules recipe HERE!
Ingredients needed for Sofrito
- Yellow Onions
- Garlic Cloves
- Green Bell Pepper
You throw all of those ingredients into a blender and pulse until it is a smooth mixture. It gives TONS of flavor to whatever you cook and will quickly become your favorite seasoning.
Once you have your puree, you can keep in in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. If you want to keep it longer you can freeze it in an ice cube tray or even in a ziplock. Just break off a pice at a time and you can add it to anything and everything.
MORE OF MY RECIPES HERE!
Orzo Pasta Salad
Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette
MY FAVORITE KITCHEN TOOLS!
Here are a few links to some of my favorite kitchen tools! You get a car, YOu get a car, YOU ALL GET A CAR…in my best Oprah voice
These Rösle Silicone Tongs are a little pricey but they will last you the rest of your life and are the softest in your hand. This is important for someone like m that cooks so much. It reduces strain, I have 4 sets in my kitchen!
These are my FAV Nordic Ware Sheet Pans, every kitchen should have at least 2 sets of these! I think I have at least 4 of each of these.
This is my favorite pressure cooker, the Fagor is the same concept as the “Instant Pot” but easier to use in my opinion, if you don’t have one you NEED one, it will be your best friend in the kitchen!
A sharp knife is the most important tool in the kitchen, these Japanese steel “Shun” knives are my favorite! And this is a great starter set to build on. Once you try them you will be in love so use this as a foundation you can build on for years to come.
This Scanpan 11″ skillet is just the right size for almost anything you will need to cook and my best friend and a real workhorse in my kitchen, it’s also a great deal at $99. Scanpan is the best in the world for healthy cooking. It is coated with a proprietary ceramic titanium coating that is durable while allowing you to use fewer fats and oils when cooking. It is a coating only they use. I could talk all day about my love for these pans, message me if you want more info. Here are some other sizes that are available if you are looking to outfit your kitchen with some new goodies. 8″ & 10″ Skillet setor 8″ Skillet, I still need this one for my kitchen Also, I don’t really know how to cook small so the 12.5″ is my other fave!
This Tovolo jar scraper has to be my single favorite kitchen tool, it is definitely the most used tool in my kitchen. If you are NOT a gadget person, this is the only necessity I say is a MUST beyond the wooden spoon.
A great wood spoon is essential, this Olive Wood one is my favorite, I have more than I can count. But can you really ever have too many?
A food scale can be a very important tool in your kitchen, this one is the one I use every day!
If you love Joanna Gaines as much as I do then the ‘Magnolia Table Cookbook’ is a must in your kitchen, get a copy HERE!
Check out this great product for your mason jar, the Ergo Spout lets you turn any jar into a pourable pitcher. Get yours here! I love making my homemade salad dressing and keeping them this way in the refrigerator.