Sofrito

  • twill10 3 years ago
    Sofrito (Spanish pronunciation: [soˈfɾito]) or refogado (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʁɨfuˈɣaðu], [ʁefuˈɡadu]) is a sauce used as a base in Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American cooking. Preparations may vary, but it typically consists of aromatic ingredients cut into small pieces and sauteed or braised in cooking oil.


    In Spanish cuisine, sofrito consists of garlic, onion, paprika, and tomatoes cooked in olive oil. This is known as refogado or sometimes as estrugido in Portuguese-speaking nations, where only onions and olive oil are often essential, garlic and bay laurel leaves being the other most common ingredients.
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  • DonSpain 3 years ago said:
    Hi Twill, Italian versión. cheers

    Soffritto
    The soffritto is the base for many Tuscan dishes including sauces, soups and casseroles.
    8tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    4 sticks Celery - finely chopped
    2 Carrots - finely chopped
    1 Onion - finely chopped
    2 cloves Garlic - crushed
    1 sprig Rosemary
    4 Bay Leaves
    Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper
    Preparation method
    Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and gently fry the celery, carrot, onion, garlic, rosemary and bay leaves for some 15 minutes or so until golden;
    Remove the rosemary sprig and bay leaves and season with salt and pepper;
    Use accordingly
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  • twill10 2 years ago said:
    sounds good, thanks.
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