How to make a sofrito for paella
Sofrito is a key ingredient when cooking paella. It provides one of the foundations to the dish, as it rounds the flavour of the stock and provides sweetness and depth to the rice.
Sofrito is a traditional Spanish tomato sauce, very similar to an Italian passata and used in a variety of Spanish dishes. Chopped onions, garlic, peppers and tomatoes are fried in olive oil until you obtain a rich and concentrated tomato sauce. It can be eaten with rice or eggs but often used as the base ingredient to sauces, soups, stews or dishes like paella or as filling to empanadas. You can keep sofrito sauce in the fridge for up to 5 days or you can freeze it for up to 6 months.
Ingredients (Makes 500ml Sofrito Sauce)
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