Cilantro Lime Sofrito

Chef Annie Pettry describes *Sofrito as her secret weapon. Cilantro-Lime Sofrito is one of the tastiest and most complex recipe’s we’ve tried. A small amount added to any dish elevates it and brings out layers of flavor. Perfect mixed into rice, couscous, and omelets. The sweet onions infused with cilantro and lime are fantastic on tacos and burgers, perfect in enchiladas and quesadillas and sublime with fish or chicken. Small portions can be, easily frozen for future use.

Cilanto-Lime Sofrito

*Sofrito refers to a sauce or culinary base involving small diced garlic, onions and other savories cooked or sautéed slowly using butter or olive oil. 

To make this sofrito start with a large sauté pan, and melt butter over medium heat. Then add onions and salt, and cooked them slowly, stirring often, until they are soft and light golden, about 1 hour. Add the garlic and cook until soft, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the cilantro, lime zest and lime juice. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt. Let cool.

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Cilantro Lime Sofrito

Cilantro-Lime Sofrito is one of the tastiest and most complex recipe’s we’ve tried. A small amount added to any dish elevates it and brings out layers of flavor. Perfect mixed into rice, couscous, and omelets.

  • Author: Soffia Wardy
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Category: Starters, Sides & Snacks
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Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 5 c finely chopped yellow onion (3 to 4 medium onions)
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic (1 large clove)
  • 1/4 c finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 lime, zested
  • 1 tbsp. plus 1 teaspoon, fresh lime juice (1 lime)

Instructions

  1. In a large sauté pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions and salt, and reduce the heat to medium low.
  2. Cook the onions slowly, stirring often, until they are soft and light golden, 1 hour.
  3. Add the garlic and cook until soft, 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and add the cilantro, lime zest and lime juice. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt. Let cool.

Notes

Source: Chef Annie Pettry

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