The U.S. Hispanic/Latino Population is estimated at 54 million people by The U.S. Census Bureau as of 2013, making people of Hispanic origin the nation’s largest ethnic or racial minority.
With a 2.0% increase in the Hispanic population between 2012 and 2013, it’s no coincidence that Hispanics constitute 17% of the nation’s total population. With a projected outlook of 128.8 million Hispanics living within the United States by 2060… to constitute 31% of the nation’s population.
If you are a YFoodie looking to spice up your life in a healthy home cooked kind of way … adding SOFRITO to every meal will give your dishes a new twist, a twist that takes depth of flavor to the next level!
When most of us think of flavor, we believe it takes Trans Fatty, Sugar Loaded and Corn Starched Calories to make a dish delish… BUT it doesn’t! You see, this SOFRITO is a vegetable base that sauté’s with Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Vegetable Oil to enhance everything from Chicken Fricassee to Black Beans.
In a Medium/ High heated Pan… Sauté 1/4 Cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 White Onion, Finely Diced
1/2 Red Pepper, Finely Diced
4-5 Garlic Cloves (2-3 Tbsp.), Minced
1/4 Cup Manzanilla Olives with 2 Tbsp. of Olive Juice
1/2 Cup of Canned Diced Tomatoes
1 Tsp. Kosher Salt
1/2 Tsp. Freshly Crushed Ground Pepper
2 Bay Leaves
1 Tbsp. Complete Seasoning (Badia’ Sazon Completo)
1/4 Tsp. Ground Cumin
As these ^ Ingredients Sauté Add 1/4 Cup of Dry White Wine for 10 to 15 Minutes and add or save your SOFRITO base for future dishes!