Delia's sofrito

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
½ pounds Salt pork (fatback) --
\N \N Diced
2 tablespoons Annatto seeds -- (achiote)
4 mediums Yellow onions -- finely
\N \N Chopped
12 \N Cloves garlic -- finely
\N \N Chopped
2 mediums Green bell peppers --
\N \N Seeded/finely chopd
½ pounds Ham,diced or roast pork(my
\N \N Choice) -- sliced
1 pounds Tomatoes -- peeled &
\N \N Chopped
1 tablespoon Fresh cilantro (coriander)
\N \N Chopped
\N \N OR approx 1 tsp
\N \N Dried/ground
1 teaspoon Dried oregano
\N \N Salt and fresh ground pepper
\N \N To taste

Fry the salt pork in a heavy frying pan over medium heat, stirring, until crisp and brown. Remove from fat and set aside. Add the annatto seeds to the fat in pan and cook, stirring over medium heat about 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat, strain & discard seeds, and return to fat to pan. (If you are lucky enough to find Sazon with annatto, skip this step. Add onions, garlic and green peppers. Saute until onion is tender DO NOT BROWN ONION.

Add ham, tomatoes, cilantro, oregano, and salt pork. Add Sazon at this time, or if you have used annato seeds, add pepper. Simmer over low heat 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Recipe By : ARC63


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