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sofrito

[ soh-free-toh ]
/ soʊˈfri toʊ /
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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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