Authentic Puerto Rican Sofrito

This authentic Puerto Rican Sofrito is a versatile condiment loaded with peppers, garlic, and fresh herbs you can use to flavor many dishes.

Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Cut green bell pepper and red bell pepper in half from top to bottom;...


Ingredients

  • 1 large green bell pepper
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 10 sweet chile peppers (ajicitos dulces), seeded
  • 1 large yellow onion, quartered
  • 1 bunch scallions, trimmed
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded
  • 25 cloves garlic, peeled and trimmed
  • 2 bunches fresh cilantro, ends trimmed
  • 2 bunches culantro
  • 1/4 cup pimento-stuffed green olives
  • 5 large leaves Caribbean wild oregano (oregano brujo)
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, or more as needed
  • 1/4 cup water

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