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Cuban Sofrito Recipe

Cuban sofrito Recipe
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Cooking Time : 20 minutes
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Prepare the ingredients before making Cuban sofrito in your home. Then, follow these steps below to serve Cuban sofrito for your family or friends.

Ingredients: Cuban sofrito

  • sofrito
  • 1 tbsp annatto seeds,
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 clove of garlic, chopped
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 2 medium sized onions, chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers, seeded and white veins removed, chopped
  • 5 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano
  • 1 salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Cuban sofrito

If you have prepared the ingredients needed, now time to start cooking. There are 11 steps you must follow to make Cuban sofrito in your home by yourself.

    Step 1
  • In a large skillet set on medium low add annato seeds and all of olive oil.
  • Step 2
  • Simmer seeds in oil for 10 minutes to release their flavor. Remove seeds but keep oil in pan.
  • Step 3
  • In oil saute garlic, onions, peppers, tomatoes and bay leaf, cooking until vegetables are soft. Can take up to 6 minutes.
  • Step 4
  • Stir in paste and cook for addition 5 minutes.
  • Step 5
  • Add stock and simmer for additional 5 minutes. Remove bay leaf and add fresh herbs.
  • Step 6
  • Remove from heat and cool. Then blend ingredients in a blender. Pulse each mix as you want a puree and not liquid.
  • Step 7
  • Taste now and add salt and pepper to your liking.
  • Step 8
  • Freeze in 1/4 cup measurements for later use, store fresh in air tight container in refrigerator up to but no longer than 2 weeks.
  • Step 9
  • Sofrito is an addition to many Latin style dishes for flavor enhancements.
  • Step 10
  • Traditionally Cuban sofrito is made with 1/4 cup white wine and 1/4 cup chicken stock. I used all stock but please add it if you like.
  • Step 11
  • Recipe by taylor68too
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