My husband brought home some sofrito made by a coworkers grandma...and it smelled like garlic and had a pleasant flavor, not too strong or overbearing. Well, I looked online for the recipe, and found one that "looked' like what he brought home. I'll list the ingredients and what I actually used...but end result was a fluid that was very bitter and has a very strong cilantro taste. I spent 2.5 hrs making this and don't want to trash it....but I don't know how to fix it. Here is what I went by:
http://latinfood.about.com/od/seasoningmarinade/r/sofrito.htm website for the recipe
2 peppers i used 2 green peppers
1 sweet peppers i used 2 sweet peppers, one yellow, one orange
2 lg tomatos i used 3 med vine tomatos
2 med onions i used 1 vidalia onion
1 head garlic i used 1 head
1 bunch cilantro how big is a bunch? i used one, but not sure if it was one or two wrapped together
1/2 bunch parsley i used curly parsley, probably 3/4 bunch
cut/blend all.....from reading the forum from 2007, some people were cooking the onions and peppers first.
So, is there a way to salvage this mess? How do you cut the strong cilantro taste and the bitterness?