Have you ever been to a cuban restaurant and thought ‘was is in this skirt steak’?. Or having a Puerto Rican meal and have licked your fingers clean after eating that fresh off the grill pork chop? No? Ok, well I guess that last part must only be me. I’ve definitely been guilty of that :/. The secret in latin cuisine is in the seasoning. We use something we call Sofrito. It’s the base in many Latin Caribbean and Spanish influenced dishes. I use Sofrito for everything from poultry and meats, beans and rice to soups and casseroles. It definitely the go-to marinade and seasoning around these parts and the quint essential addition to most meals at our house because a) Im a very busy mom and its so easy to make and store, b) Its all made from only fresh veggies and c) it’s versatile. But if I haven’t sold you yet the aromatic blend of tomatoes, peppers, cilantro, parsley, onion and garlic will, guaranteed! Mmm delicioso.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 1 quart
- 2 medium green peppers, seeds removed
- 1 red sweet pepper, seeds removed
- 2 large tomatoes
- 2 medium onions, peeled
- 1 head of garlic, peeled
- 1 bunch cilantro leaves
- 1/2 bunch parsley leaves
- Rinse all produce well with water and place in a coriander or strainer to let the excess water out.
- Place all ingredients in a processor or blender, process or blend until you get a puree, and you’re done.