Sofrito

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Compliments of: Momocho

Sofrito is a Latin style sauce comprised of chopped onions, garlic, green chiles, and fresh herbs. It has a similar consistency to a pesto or recado and can be used to flavor black beans, braised pork, grilled chicken, seafood or vegetables (green beans, potatoes, cauliflower, asparagus, tomatoes + roasted squash or pumpkin)

Chef Eric Williams used Green Beans! Check out our video clip!

Ingredients:

  • 3 bunches cilantro
  • 1 bunch scallion
  • 1 tsp fresh oregeno
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 2 shallots
  • 1 med/large poblano green chile
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper

 

Directions:

Wash and clean all fresh herbs and trim tops to scallions. Remove stem and seeds from green chile and place all ingredients into blender or food processor and puree until smooth. (Sofrito can be frozen or refrigerated up to 7 days in air tight container.)

Blanch fresh clipped green beans in heavily salted boiling water for 5 minutes and shock in iced water immediately to stop cooking. Drain and cool. Heat 1 tbl vegetable oil in pan. Add 2 cups green beans, silvered shallots and roasted corn kernels and saute on high heat until beans blister. Add 1-2 tbls Sofrito, toss, and serve. Substitute roasted butternut squash, blanched cauliflower or roasted potatoes for green beans.

**Also can be used with sauteed onions and peppers as base for black beans, soups, or stews.