Sofrito sauce has been made in farm kitchens all over Spain for generations, and now you can try authentic Spanish sofrito at home. It is an important base for paella and can be used in empanadas and to add flavor to any cocido or stew. Sofrito can also be used as an accompaniment for Tortilla Española.
Sofrito is a traditional tomato based sauce, but is not as sweet or intense as Italian tomato sauces. Made with extra virgin olive oil, tomatoes, onions, green peppers and garlic, this thick and savory sauce is used as the foundation for countless Spanish dishes.
As the sofrito is prepared, the acidity of the tomatoes mellows and mingles with the onions and peppers to create a sauce that adds freshness and zing to any dish made with it.
Our sofrito is made by Despensa la Nuestra, a small company located in Cordoba. A group of women founded Despensa la Nuestra when the local sugar beet factory closed. They wished to create both jobs and authentic, easy to prepare Spanish food.
Despensa la Nuestra employees begin work every day before dawn so that they are finished in time to collect their children from school. The company was created in part to assist other Spanish women working outside the home. With the help of Despensa products, these women are able to work and feed their families authentic Spanish dishes at home without sacrificing their valuable free time.
Despensa products are carefully and thoughtfully produced to taste as close to homemade as you'll find without having prepared the food yourself. They use top quality produce from their own farm and never add any coloring or preservatives.
Refrigerate after opening.