Sofrito (Daisy Martinez)

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READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by threeovens

This is a staple of any Puerto Rican household. Some of the ingredients are hard to find in US grocery stores so notes are provided on substitutions.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pulse onion and Italian frying pepper or Cubanelle in the food processor until coarsely chopped.
  2. With the motor running, add remaining ingredients, one at a time, until mixture is smooth.
  3. Sofrito keeps 3 days in the refrigerator; freeze for longer storage (can be used without thawing).
  4. NOTES: Ajices Dulces, also known as cachuchua or ajicitos, are tiny peppers with only a hint of heat. They look similar to scotch bonnets or habaneros, so don't get them confused! If you cannot find them , use a little more cilantro and a pinch of cayenne or crushed red pepper flakes.
  5. NOTE: Culantro has long tapered leaves with serrated edges. If you cannot find it, just leave it out.

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