Sofrito is an aromatic mix of herbs and spices, used as a base flavoring and seasoning in cooking all throughout the Caribbean, especially in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. This fragrant mixture is used to season countless dishes such a stews, beans, rice, and occasionally meats. Sofrito mixtures range in color from green to orange to bright red. The one I make in bulk comes out green and includes cilantro, green and red bell peppers, lots of garlic, yellow onion, and olive oil. It keeps in the fridge really well for a while although to be honest I use it so often that I usually have to make a large batch each month. This sofrito is incredibly simple to make. I use my Ninja Food Processor and can have it completely done in under 15 minutes. This sofrito recipe is something I highly recommend. It adds so much incredible flavor to any dish. I have even used this sofrito to marinate a pork shoulder once. After a couple of days I cooked the pork shoulder in the slow cooker and the smell that filled the house made my mouth water. It came out so flavorful and juicy! (I promise to make it again soon and put up the recipe) So without further ado let’s make some sofrito!
Do you know to store and freeze ground poultry, beef, and pork? With the winter season rapidly approaching buying meats in bulk might be a good idea. Not only will you end up saving a pretty penny but your freezer will be stocked with a variety of choices for dinner. This will especially come in handy when the temperature drops and the snow begins to fall. The picture above is a family sized pack of ground turkey. I like to use turkey meat when I can verses ground beef only because it’s leaner and healthier for you. Ground turkey can be used in a variety of recipes. For example it can be used when making little meatballs for your Mommy Feel Better Soup, when making a bolognese sauce, as a filling in empanadas, and in your homemade chili.
Peeling a plantain can be a bit tricky. With this step by step guide you’ll be a pro in no time at all! Now I know your an adult and don’t need to hear this but I’m a mom and I just can’t help it. Please be careful when using the knife to cut into the plantain. This especially goes to those of you using a sharp professional knife like I have above. If this is your first time ever using a knife or even cutting a plantain then I suggest placing it on the cutting board before going ahead with the first step. Ok, now that I got that off my chest….let’s begin!
There are so many recipes out there that call for hard boiled eggs but none of them show you how to actually boil an egg. I know what your thinking. For you “eggsperts” out there the concept is so simple. But for someone like myself who had never eaten hard boiled eggs growing up we would need to google a recipe. Well here is a no fail easy to follow recipe.