This is mainly the base of many Spanish dishes. Is a simple combination of herbs, peppers, garlic and onions. If you want to make enough for the week, add some chicken or beef broth, the pour into a muffin pan and freeze it. (You can also use an ice cube mold to get it in cubes.) The use of chicken or beef broth help to pour into the mold.
It is very easy to use. When you use it fresh (not frozen) just add 1 tbsp. olive oil to a skillet, (is better to add a couple of chopped bacon slices to render the flavor of the bacon, smile) then carefully, add 1 or 2 tbsp. of Molido and stir well. Next, add either tomato sauce, beans for stew or the meat. Done. We will have some recipes this week for you to practice and enjoy the flavor that Molido brings to any dish.
Sofrito/Molido render about 1 cup = ($2.00)
½ large onion chopped (.20)
6 cloves garlic (.30)
1 handful of Cilantro, chopped (.30)
4 large Cuban oregano leaves (.20)
½ green or red pepper (.35)
3-4 baby sweet peppers (ajicitos dulces) (.20)
½ cup chicken broth or stock (.45)
Directions to Prepare Sofrito/Molido
Clean and cut all the ingredients above mentioned.
In a small food processor or blender, add and process all the ingredients listed. (if you need to add more broth is ok.)
Oil spray a muffin baking mold.
Pour the Molido into the muffin mold, not filling it to the top and then freeze it.
Once frozen, take the 12 Molido-cakes off the mold and place in a plastic bag, seal well.
Back to the freezer again to use in soups and stews at a later time.
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