sofrito
 n.— «The name sofrito is derived from the Spanish word meaning to fry. The technique and basic recipe, which originated in Spanish cuisine, were brought to the Caribbean by Spanish colonizers. Recipes have in common the method of frying chopped onions and garlic in oil—but from there on, ingredients vary.» —“Sofrito is beloved base of Puerto Rican, Spanish Caribbean cuisine” by Joan Cirillo in San Juan, Puerto Rico Naples Daily News (Florida) Jan. 19, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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