Cathy’s Kitchen Prescription LLC
Recaito (Puerto Rican Sofrito)
Prep time 20 minutes Makes approximately 2-3 cups
The magical aromatic raw vegetable/herb blend that kicks off many a wonderful Latin American dish!
3 cups Spanish onion, large dice
1/3 cup garlic, minced
2 green peppers, seeded, large dice
1 red pepper, seeded, large dice
2 cubanelle peppers, seeded, large dice
6 aji dulce peppers, found in Latin groceries, seeded, quartered
Nice handful of cilantro
Nice handful of culantro (a.k.a. recao), found in Latin groceries
To make recaito, pulse onions in a food processor until fine and uniform. Transfer to a bowl. Process the remaining sofrito ingredients similarly, in batches, given the size of your food processor. Add to bowl and mix thoroughly. Use a portion immediately and freeze the remainder for future use in 1 cup or ½ cup containers.
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