Salsa?…no, Sofrito!

Often on Food TV and PBS, recipes have been calling for sofrito. But just what is sofrito, and how does it differ from  salsa?
From my research, the two are very similar, with sofrito being a bit  milder, with a larger proportion of sweet peppers to tomatoes. Very popular in Latin Caribbean dishes, where the main course carries the bulk of the spiciness.

Salsa, sofrito – whatever – both are delicious. Great flavor, great for you! 

CLASSIC SOFRITO

  • 2 medium green peppers, seeds removed
  • 1 large red pepper, seeds removed
  • 3 large ripe tomatoes
  • 2 medium sweet onions
  • 1 head of garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • salt, pepper, lemon juice to taste

Dice peppers, tomatoes and onions in mixing bowl. Finely chop parsley and cilantro and add along with crushed garlic. Spice as you like! Delicious!

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