The Sofrito Project Collection (Pre-Order)
3 Spice Blends by Chef Reina Gascón-López
SHIPS MID-OCTOBER 2022
These three spice blends are what I consider to be the foundation of Puerto Rican cuisine and I’m so proud to share them with you! I consider introducing people to and educating them about Puerto Rico, its vibrant culture, and our flavor-packed food an important aspect of my ongoing culinary journey. Puerto Rican cuisine is a beautiful combination of West African, Spanish, and indigenous Taíno foods and cooking methods; and learning more about each of these influences has inherently shaped and strengthened my connection to my ancestors in the kitchen. Witnessing the impact that these three cultures and cuisines have had throughout the diaspora has taught me that we simply share more in common than one would think. I hope that using these blends in your kitchen will not only transport you to La Isla Bonita but help broaden your culinary outlook, inspire cooking with love and intention, and open your world to más sabor!
Sofrito Blend: Cilantro, Onion, Bell Pepper, Garlic, Coriander
Smoky Sazón Blend: Black pepper, Garlic, Annatto, Paprika, Salt, Turmeric, Cumin, Coriander, Oregano
Black Garlic Adobo Blend: Black garlic, Salt, Onion, Black pepper, Oregano, Cumin, Turmeric
Sofrito Blend Glass Jar Net Weight: 1.75oz
Smoky Sazón Blend Glass Jar Net Weight: 1.75oz
Black Garlic Adobo Blend Glass Jar Net Weight: 1.75oz
No Additives, GMOs, Or Fillers
About Chef Reina Gascón-López
In 2017, Reina Gascón-López started The Sofrito Project to share her love of cooking with friends and family. As a Puerto Rican raised in the South, Reina explores both her multiracial background and cultures through food and writing. Cooking elevated homestyle and comfort foods, Reina’s recipes are good enough to make her grandmother proud and fancy enough to serve to company. Bridging the cultures of her Afro-Caribbean, Latin, and Southern upbringing allows for creativity in the kitchen with her flavorful and delicious recipes and digital cookbooks that her readers enjoy.
Reina currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina. When she’s not busy creating recipes for her Patreon subscribers, she enjoys spending time with her rescue dog, gardening, and collecting cookbooks.
3 Spice Blends
Sofrito Blend: This herbaceous and aromatic seasoning blend is a staple in the Puerto Rican kitchen and is the backbone of many of our savory dishes. I wanted to take the same bold flavors of cilantro, peppers, onions, and garlic and introduce them as a dry spice blend, for a simple way to add a punch of flavor to each of your meals. Use this blend anywhere you’d use aromatics: stews and soups, curries, rice dishes, even as a marinade for protein. When in doubt, put sofrito in it.
Smoky Sazón Blend: Its translation comes from the Spanish verb “to season” and this spice blend doesn’t miss! A common ingredient used in Puerto Rican dishes, this blend of garlic, oregano, black pepper often gets its signature reddish-orange hue from annatto. I wanted to amp up these flavors by adding a smoky element which pairs well with any kind of protein as a rub or marinade or seasoning in various rice dishes, soups, and stews.
Black Garlic Adobo Blend: Adobo is an all-purpose seasoning blend common in Puerto Rican kitchens and I wanted to create a fun and insanely flavorful twist on this tried and true classic. By using black garlic, there’s a hint of sweetness and tangy depth to the blend of this spice cabinet workhorse. Use this in any recipe that you’d use an all-purpose seasoning blend and transform your dish into something magical with this umami-forward taste!
How old are these spices?
We purchase what we need every year right after the spices are harvested. These spices are as fresh as you can get. They are not sitting in a warehouse for multiple years. The oldest spices we carry will be one year old compared to the commodity market which warehouses spices for 10+ years before selling them to you.
Can I buy spices for corporate gifts?
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