sofrito(redirected from sofritos)
n. pl. so·fri·tos
A sautéed mixture of seasonings and finely chopped vegetables, such as onions, garlic, and peppers, used as a base for many Spanish, Caribbean, and Latin American dishes.
[American Spanish, from variant past participle of Spanish sofreír, to fry lightly, from Vulgar Latin *suffrīgere : Latin sub-, slightly; see sub- + Latin frīgere, to fry.]
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