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[mass noun] (in Spanish and Italian cooking) a mixture of lightly fried onions and garlic, usually with tomatoes and other vegetables, used as a base for soups and stews.
- ‘A heaping spoonful of Sofrito added to soups and stews is a classic first-step ingredient to authentic Latino cooking.’
- ‘Toss Sofrito and chicken together and marinate in refrigerator 4 hours or overnight.’
- ‘There are beautifully fried morsels of goat cheese, too, in a vibrant, tomatoey sofrito sauce that has an earthy red-chile undertone.’
- ‘Many Puerto Rican dishes are seasoned with a savory mixture of spices known as sofrito.’
- ‘Add 2 tablespoons Sofrito to meat and rice dishes for added flavor and seasoning.’
Spanish sofrito, Italian soffritto, literally lightly fried.
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