I love to cook latin food. I grew up in a Dominican household and the smell of delicious home cooked meals permeated every corner of our home. As I got older and explored foods from other cultures nothing is as comforting as coming back my roots. If I had to point to the source of our delicious cuisine I would definitely say it’s our cooking base, Sofrito. What is sofrito you ask? Sofrito is a base used in many latin dishes to add flavor and depth to a dish. Every household is different so sofrito varies greatly depending on the latin country you are in. Here is my personal sofrito recipe.
3 Bunches of cilantro
8 culantro ( Yes, Not cilantro) leaves
2 Red bell peppers (seeds removed)
2 Green bell Peppers (Seeds removed)
2 Garlic bulbs ( peeled)
1 Yellow onion
1 Red onion
2 Tablespoons of roasted oregano
2 Tablespoons of turmeric
1 Cup of water
Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender.
Blend until fully combined and has a thick coarse consistency.
Depending on how much you plan on using weekly you can freeze portions of it for up to one month. I like to place it in ice-cube trays or freezer bags.