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Puerto Rican Sofrito Recipe

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Today you are going to learn how to make an authentic Puerto Rican Sofrito Recipe. Let’s begin!

There are so many ways to make sofrito, and today you will learn what makes Puerto Rican sofrito different and how to make it at home!

You will also learn a key ingredient anywhere in the US.

You can even make Classic Refrito (with tomato sauce)!

What is different from a basic sofrito recipe is that well is basic. Still good, but not the Puerto Rican sofrito I grew up enjoying.

Many asked me to post the recipe we use in our family, and I decided why not?

What is Puerto Rican sofrito?

Puerto Rican sofrito is used as a base when creating Puerto Rican meals. What makes Puerto Rican sofrito different is that no tomatoes are added to this recipe.

A fun fact is that Puerto Rican sofrito is called recaito in Puerto Rico and is made with culantro and sweet chili peppers, which gives it an excellent taste.

Where can I find culantro to make sofrito?

Culantro is available in Spanish stores, or you can buy the plant here or the seed here. In our nearest ethnic market is about $3 for a pack.

I use sofrito in most of my recipes, and I’m addicted. We make a big batch and freeze the rest during the holiday, and this lasts me through the holiday season.

Anyone can make this recipe because it is so easy to make. You can’t mess it up. Seriously, you can’t!

How to Make Puerto Rican Sofrito

One important key I want to add is that you are welcome to add one medium tomato and add salt to this recipe. I sometimes add olive oil too.

What are the ingredients to make sofrito?

Ingredients:

  • Medium Spanish onion
  • 5 cubanelle peppers, seeded
  • 15 garlic cloves, peeled
  • Bunch of cilantro
  • 8 ajiles dulces (sweet chili peppers)
  • 5 leaves of culantro
  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded

Directions:

Add ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

Learn what Puerto Rican sofrito is and what makes it different from the rest. Learn how to find culantro anywhere in the US and make this recipe at home.

Can you freeze authentic Puerto Rican sofrito?

Yes, you can freeze Sofrito, and you are going to learn how. I prefer using freezer-friendly bags and laid them flat in my freezer.

Once you lay the bag it freezes pretty fast and it is easy to snatch a piece.

Another popular way to freeze sofrito is to use ice cube trays. Once you are done making the Puerto Rican sofrito use a Tablespoon or spoon and fill each cube with sofrito.

Please place in the freezer, and once the sofrito is frozen, remove them from the tray and place them in freezer bags for later use.

You can also use freezer-friendly containers as well to freeze your sofrito.

How long does sofrito last in the freezer?

From my experience sofrito can last up to a year if stored correctly. 

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Puerto Rican Sofrito

Puerto Rican Sofrito

Yield: 5 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Learn how to create Puerto Rican Sofrito at home with fresh ingredients.

Ingredients

  • Medium Spanish onion
  • 5 cubanelle peppers, seeded
  • 15 garlic cloves, peeled
  • Bunch of cilantro
  • 8 ajiles dulces (sweet chili peppers)
  • 5 leaves of culantro
  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients to the blender and blend well.

Notes

You can add one medium tomato and salt to this recipe. You can also freeze for later.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 58Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 134mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g

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