Definition of sofrito in English:

sofrito

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Pronunciation: /sɒˈfriːtəʊ
 
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(also soffritto)

noun

[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.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

Spanish sofrito, Italian soffritto, literally 'lightly fried'.

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