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Basic Caribbean Sauce

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

Many Latin dishes from the Caribbean utilize Sofrito. To make Sofrito, you must begin with Recaito, which blends the best native Caribbean, Indian, Spanish, and African seasoning.

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, halal, kosher, lactose-free, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegan, vegetarian

Equipmentblender

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Taste and Textureherby, savory

Type of Dishsauces

Ingredients

  • ½ medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 mild chiles, seeded and diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, quartered
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 3 recao leaves or 4 sprigs fresh cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender. (It may be necessary to add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water before blending.)

  2. You may want to prepare double or triple this recipe, and store ½-cup portions of sauce in Zippered plastic bags.

  3. Refrigerated, Recaito will last about 10 days; frozen, it will last for 6 months.

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