Sofrito is a base for the delicious Cuban rice and beans called Moros y Cristianos. It is also used for many soups and stews as well. Sofrito keeps for a week or so in the refrigerator. Making sofrito from scratch is easy and well worth the effort.
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Cuban Sofrito ( Base for Moros Y Cristianos)
A delicious little base used in many Cuban dishes.
- 4 large tomatoes chopped
- 1 green pepper chopped
- 1 red pepper chopped
- 2 large onions chopped
- 8 to 10 cloves garlic chopped
- 1-2 bay leaves
- Pinch ground cumin
- Pinch dried oregano
- 3/4 cup Sherry or to taste
- 4 Tablespoons olive oil
- Salt to taste optional
Saute tomatoes, peppers, onion, garlic, bay leaves, cumin and oregano in oil slowly until all vegetables are limp.
Add Sherry and let simmer.
If you add the salt, taste beforehand as you might not need it at all. Yields about one quart.