Rating: 4.5 stars 4.7
98 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 77
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  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
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Sofrito is the base for most Puerto Rican dishes, and this one is better than store-bought (it's difficult to find in the stores in the western United States). This can be added to beans, rice, soups, and stews; you name it.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
80
Yield:
5 cups
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Ingredients

80
Original recipe yields 80 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine ajies dulces peppers, onions, tomatoes, green peppers, red peppers, and garlic in a food processor; pulse a few times. Add cilantro stems, recao stems, salt, and pepper. Process until a semi-chunky salsa (not watery) consistency is reached.

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  • Store in a resealable plastic freezer bag. Use as needed or freeze in portions.

Tips

Recao is a popular Caribbean herb with many aliases: culantro, long coriander, ngo-gai, and Mexican coriander. It may be found in Latin grocery stores. You may substitute with cilantro.

Aji Dulce is a common ingredient in Puerto Rican recipes. It is a small, sweet red pepper. If you can't find it, use red bell pepper.

Nutrition Facts

10 calories; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 2.2g; fat 0.1g; sodium 89mg. Full Nutrition
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