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Sofritas

Morsels of Life - Sofritas - Enjoy sofritas at home! Simply braise tofu in a smoky adobo sauce for some richly flavorful, spicy, and savory sofritas. It's easier than you might think!

I'd heard about sofritas before, and even tried them at Chipotle, but I always thought it'd be some complex and time consuming recipe beyond what I'd be willing or able to make at home. Then I thought about it some more, and going through some of the flavors, it seemed like you could simply scramble tofu in an adobo tomato sauce. Not too difficult at all! Part of the trick is to use really firm tofu. I've gotten the best results with an extra firm "restaurant" style tofu. I'm not sure what makes a tofu "restaurant" style, but I find it easier to work with than the regular extra firm. I'm even gotten away with just draining really well and not pressing the tofu, my least favorite part of working with tofu. So with the time I saved not needing to press the tofu, I used pan frying it before cooking it in an adobo tomato sauce. Pan frying first is an optional step, although pan frying it first will result in a different texture compared to just cooking the tofu in sauce. Any way you make it, you're sure to enjoy these richly flavorful, spicy, and savory sofritas!

What's your favorite type of tofu to use? Why do you like it?


Morsels of Life - Sofritas - Enjoy sofritas at home! Simply braise tofu in a smoky adobo sauce for some richly flavorful, spicy, and savory sofritas. It's easier than you might think!

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Enjoy sofritas at home! Simply braise tofu in a smoky adobo sauce for some richly flavorful, spicy, and savory sofritas. It's easier than you might think!

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Yield: 4-6 servings

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
572 grams 20.25 ounces 3 blocks tofu, drained I used an extra firm Restaurant style tofu.
98 grams 3.5 ounces 1/2 onion, diced
1 tablespoon cilantro
113 grams 4 ounces 1/2 cup 1 small can green chiles You could also use roasted poblano peppers.
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 tablespoon oregano
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 tablespoons adobo sauce I used about half actual sauce and half pureed peppers from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon 3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup vegetable broth


Methods:

Morsels of Life - Sofritas Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Sofritas Step 2 - Form sauce by combining all materials except tofu. 2. Form sauce by combining all materials except tofu.
Morsels of Life - Sofritas Step 3 - Wrap tofu in some cloth, and put between two cutting boards, adding a small weight to the top of the stack to press tofu. (Optional - I skipped this step since I used the extra firm Restaurant style tofu.) 3. Wrap tofu in some cloth, and put between two cutting boards, adding a small weight to the top of the stack to press tofu. (Optional - I skipped this step since I used the extra firm Restaurant style tofu.)
Morsels of Life - Sofritas Step 4 - Cut tofu into quarters, and pan fry until sides crisp. (Optional - I only pan fried the two sides with a larger surface area and not all six sides.) 4. Cut tofu into quarters, and pan fry until sides crisp. (Optional - I only pan fried the two sides with a larger surface area and not all six sides.)
Morsels of Life - Sofritas Step 5 - Add sauce from Step 2 and scramble tofu. 5. Add sauce from Step 2 and scramble tofu.
Morsels of Life - Sofritas Step 6 - Continue to scramble tofu until desired size reached, fragrant, and sauce reduced to desired consistency. 6. Continue to scramble tofu until desired size reached, fragrant, and sauce reduced to desired consistency.

Morsels of Life - Sofritas - Enjoy sofritas at home! Simply braise tofu in a smoky adobo sauce for some richly flavorful, spicy, and savory sofritas. It's easier than you might think!

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6 comments:

  1. Thank you for being such a good friend and sharing at my parties!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  2. I have not heard of sofritas so this is very interesting. I imagine this to be a very tasty dish.
    Kathleen
    Bloggers Pit Stop

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    1. It is! The chipotle really adds lots of extra flavor. :) Give it a try and see!

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  3. Not every chipotle has these and I've been dying to try them! Lovely recipe and Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday!

    Mollie

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, and hope you enjoy! :)

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