Sofrito—the foundation of many Latin Caribbean dishes—is a versatile and aromatic puree of tomatoes, peppers, cilantro, onions and garlic.
2 medium green peppers, ribs and seeds removed
1 red sweet pepper, ribs and seeds removed
2 large tomatoes, peeled and seeded
2 medium onions, peeled
1 head of garlic, peeled
1 bunch cilantro leaves
1/2 bunch flat-leaf parsley leaves
- Place ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth and paste-like.
- Store in a glass container in the refrigerator for immediate use or freeze small portions (1/4 cup to 1/2 cup) for use as needed.
Makes about 1 quart.