Top Rated Sofrito Recipes

Chef Eric Ripert
Get a taste of the Caribbean without leaving home. Celebrity Chef Eric Ripert prepares some Puerto Rican dishes that will bring the Caribbean to your table. For more Caribbean recipes from Chef Eric Ripert, click here. 
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Alcapurrias
Often thought of as a beach food, alcapurrias are Puerto Rican fritters made with a deep-fried batter of green bananas, plantains, taro, potato, other starchy tubers, and stuffed with meat or seafood. This recipe uses yautia, plantains, and beef.This recipe is courtesy of The Food Network.
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Ahhhh, my favorite time of year is here. It’s officially Fall. The temp is dropping, soon the leaves will be too after that magnificent color change. All of this revelry in the season got me thinking of some sort of fall themed recipe. It took some doing but I finally came up with the Grilled Mallard Duck.
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Fondly known in our ‘test bar’ as a Bloody Pirate, this rum-based Mary starts with Bacardi Gold and gets progressively more tropical from there: Puerto Rican-style sofrito lends body and heat to the tomato juice, while sweet-and-salty garnishes of fried plantain and chicharrones add crunch and heft to what is truly ‘a breakfast in a glass’.
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Paella de Marisco
In order to prepare an authentic paella, there are seven essential ingredients: the paella pan, bomba rice (always), saffron, sofrito, extra-virgin olive oil, passion, and love. Sofrito is an important part of the paella.  It is a concentrate of vegetables that will bring flavor to the rice. You can add 4 quartered small artichoke hearts, or roasted red peppers, cut into strips, with the rice.   Some people use the pulp of 1 or 2 dried and soaked ñora peppers, instead of pimentón.
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Alligator Meatballs
Beef, chicken, fish, or pork? How about alligator? Yes, a little back fat from the pork gives these alligator meatballs the richness that people have come to expect from this comfort-food favorite. Serve them with your favorite sauce for an exciting meal. See all meatball recipes. Click here to see Best Alligator Recipes.
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This method uses sofrito, an aromatic mix of herbs and spices that's used as a base for cooking countless Caribbean dishes. You can buy prepared sofrito in most supermarkets or Asian and Caribbean markets. Or, better still, get it from my cookbook, Puerto Rican Cuisine in America. The red wine in this recipe was influenced by my mother, of blessed memory, who received the tip from a Cuban friend. Click here to see The Basics of Cooking Beans and 3 Easy Recipes
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