sofrito

[ soh-free-toh ]
/ soʊˈfri toʊ /

noun

(in Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean cookery) a sauce of tomatoes, onion, garlic, peppers, etc.
Italian Cooking. soffritto.

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Origin of sofrito

First recorded in 1955–60; partly from Spanish sofrito, noun use of past participle of sofreír “to fry lightly”; partly from Italian soffritto “fried, browned”; see soffritto
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Example sentences from the Web for sofrito

  • There is an endless number of dishes that I can start with sofrito, olives will enhance it, or stand on their own as a nosh.

    A Little Latin Flavor|Sarah Whitman-Salkin|October 21, 2009|DAILY BEAST