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three, Two, One
A Spanish-inspired dish begins with this simple 3|2|1 cooking method:
3 base ingredients + 2 (or more) spices + 1 (or more) herb + trademarks (optional)
Five Signature spanish Dishes
- Never underestimate the power of the Spanish sofrito. What is sofrito? A versatile tomato sauce that can be added to numerous dishes or used as a garnish: think soups, stews/braises, skillet suppers or atop fried eggs and rice. Saute the following ingredients in some olive oil until reduced to a sauce-like consistency (10-15 minutes):
- 3 base ingredients (diced tomatoes, onion and garlic)
- diced bell peppers
- fresh parsley
- Make sofrito cubes for an instant shot of Spanish 3|2|1 flavor. Prepare a large batch of sofrito. Then freeze in ice cube trays and store in freezer bags. Grab cubes as needed.
- Turn your next potluck or progressive dinner into a tapas gathering. The great thing about tapas is they encourage community. They are meant to be shared. It is a chance to try some of everything.
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