Sofrito is not only a common seasoning in many Puerto Rican dishes, but it is
also frequently served at the table as a condiment. It will keep refrigerated for
several days, and can be frozen in small batches for future use.
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 ounces lean cured ham, finely chopped
1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt and freshly-ground pepper, to taste
Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over low heat.
Add the remaining ingredients and sauté for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.