Sofrito
Ingredients Click Picture to Enlarge
5 medium yellow onions
3 large green bell peppers
2 medium size bell peppers
20-30 Stems of recao (culantro)
40-60 stems of cilantro
1 tsp. of salt
20-25 ajies dulces
4 heads of garlic


Directions
Soak the garlic heads in water (fully covered), so theyíll be easier to peel, and set aside. Remember this; garlic is good for the nails. It makes them harder.

Fully wash the peppers, the culantro, ajies and recao.

Remove all the seeds and stems by carefully removing them with a sharp knife.

Slice the peppers into long strips about 1/4" wide in length.

Peel the onions (Ay Bendito!! My poor eyes.) Cut into 6 to 8 pieces each chunk.

Drain the water from the garlic and peel each garlic tooth.

Here goes the Best!

Mix all vegetables (peppers, ajies, onions, garlic, cilantro and recao) in a blender or a food processor. Start with the onions then the garlic. Then add peppers, the culantro and recao.

NOTE: Donít Panic!!! You might have to fill the blender more than once.

Mix all ingredients until everything is pureed and pour the sofrito into a large mother bowl and add the salt.

Mix thoroughly until the salt is evenly distributed to all the sofrito.

Put a small amount of the sofrito* in a container or Tupperware bowl (in the refrigerator) for your everyday use. Store the rest in the freezer for later use or even better, email it to me. Ha Ha Ha.
Tips
If you are like me and use sofrito everyday, try putting the sofrito in ice cube trays; and remove each cube as needed. This keeps it from spoiling down under.

Depending on your trays, each cube is about 2 tbsp. of sofrito.

If you are a lazy bum and don't cook for your sweetie everyday, then store it in a covered "Tupperware" bowl or container so it won't pick up the freezer smell and your freer won't smell like sofrito. (A butta bowl for all you cheap Ricans. Ha HA Ha When you come to ask me for sofrito, bring a very small butta bowl.)

AGAIN, IF YOU DONíT HAVE ROOM FOR IT IN YOUR FREEZER,

EMAIL IT TO ME AT:

RICAN@IT WONT FIT.COM HA HA GOTCHA YOU AGAIN HUH?