Traditionally made with fresh ingredients, the base seasoning for sofrito is an aromatic trio of chile peppers, onion, and garlic with tomato, cilantro, and parsley completing the sauce. Perfecting a dry sofrito seasoning was the first order of business and finding the ideal balance between adobo and sofrito flavors was the final step.
Cuban Island Spice Q&A
What are Cuban spices?
Cuban spices typically consist of garlic, onion, bell pepper, cumin, oregano, some sort of citrus element and salt and pepper.
What are traditional Cuban flavors?
Traditionally, Cuban flavors include citrusy flavors like lemon, lime or orange, along with aromatic flavors like garlic and onion. Sofrito, commonly used in Cuban cooking, includes extra flavors from tomatoes and chile peppers.
Are Cuban spices spicy?
Not usually; Cuban spices and Cuban food do not tend to be typically spicy or have any sort of heat level.