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Nov 6, 2009 11:34 PM

Fresh made Sofrito in Philly

I'm looking for either a place where I can get pre-made Sofrito or the ingredients to make Sofrito in Philadelphia. Anyone have any leads ?

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  1. Cousins Market on North 5th Street.

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    1. re: Holly Moore

      Will look them up. I found Goya bottled sofrito or rather recaito but didn't want something with MSG in it. Hope Cousins Market will have different options.

    2. The ingredients to make your own sofrito can be found in any grocery store. If you are making Puerto Rican sofrito, it is a puree of garlic, onions, peppers, tomato, cilantro that is not cooked before use. If you are making sofrito for paella it is a cooked paste of garlic, onions, tomato and paprika. I'm sure there are as many types of sofrito as there are Spanish cuisines and individual cooks.

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      1. re: thehungrything

        Thanks for your reply. I know that the garlic, onions, peppers, tomato and cilantro cover the basic flavors and have made sofrito with just that but I really wanted to try one with the traditional ajices dulces and culantro which I've never had. So was trying to find out where I could find those