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Fresh made Sofrito in Philly

wphillymonkey Nov 6, 2009 11:34 PM

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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    Holly Moore RE: wphillymonkey Nov 8, 2009 02:53 PM

    Cousins Market on North 5th Street.

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      wphillymonkey RE: Holly Moore Nov 8, 2009 07:41 PM

      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. thehungrything RE: wphillymonkey Nov 8, 2009 07:17 PM

      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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        wphillymonkey RE: thehungrything Nov 8, 2009 07:39 PM

        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

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