Welcome to Millie's American & Latin Vegan cuisine. I live on a plant based gluten free-vegan diet filled with lots of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains. My dishes are all made without any harmful ingredients like wheat, gluten, dairy, yeast, corn derivatives, meat or fish. Most of my dishes are prepared with a Latin flavor from my native island of Puerto Rico and they are made with lots of Spanish spices & love. So pull up a chair and enjoy some rice & beans with me.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Maseta & Pilon
For many of you that do not know what this is or what we Hispanic use it for? This is a Maseta & a Pilon. This wooden Maseta & Pilon can be found in every home throughout the entire island of Puerto Rico. It comes in an array of designs and styles. The most common design is the one I have on my photos. They are mainly made out of wood, coconut shells or marble.
This little gadget is mostly used to make our homemade sofrito (our Spanish spices). As you see in the photo below I had just crushed some garlic & cilantro for my Spanish beans.
So whenever I mention sofrito in my recipes...this is what I mean.
Here is how to make your own sofrito for one dish:
4 garlic cloves
5 sprigs of cilantro
1 bell peppers
1 small onion
That is sofrito...its simple to make and it makes your food smell and taste delicioso!