Sofrito meaning

sō-frētō, sə-
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A sautéed mixture of seasonings and finely chopped vegetables, such as onions, garlic, and peppers, used as a base for many Spanish, Caribbean, and Latin American dishes.
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Fried onion, garlic, and tomato used as a base for cooking sauces and dishes.
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Origin of sofrito

  • American Spanish from variant past participle of Spanish sofreír to fry lightly from Vulgar Latin suffrīgere Latin sub- slightly sub– Latin frīgere to fry

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary