Sofrito A Lo Gringorican
Ingredients Click Picture to Enlarge
5 medium yellow onions
3 large green bell peppers
2 medium size red bell peppers
4 heads of garlic
1tsp. salt
A big bunch of cilantro
A very small bunch of fresh parsley
Directions
Soak the garlic heads fully covered in water, so they’ll be easier to peel, and set aside. Remember, garlic is good for the nails. It makes them harder.

Fully wash all the peppers, parsley and the cilantro. Pat dry the cilantro with a paper towel.

Remove all the seeds and stems.

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

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

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

Here goes the Best!

Mix all vegetables (peppers, onions, garlic, and cilantro in a blender or a food processor. Start with the onions then the garlic, peppers and cilantro.

NOTE: Don’t 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. Remove each cube as needed. This keeps it from spoiling down under.

Depending on your trays, each cube is about 2 tablespoons 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 freezer 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 DON’T HAVE ROOM FOR IT IN YOUR FREEZER,
EMAIL IT TO ME AT: RICAN@IT WON’T FIT.COM HA HA GOTCHA YOU AGAIN HUH?

TA TA DA’LING

Oh!! So you want to know the difference between Rican Sofrito and Gringo Rican sofrito? No ajies or recao!!!! Gotcha Again!!!!

The ajies and recao are hard to come by in the U.S. You can grow your own recao and ajies though. Buy the seeds here:

http://www.caribbeanseeds.com