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Smoky Sazón Blend
Smoky Sazón Blend
Smoky Sazón Blend

Smoky Sazón Blend

By Chef Reina Gascón-López


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.

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Glass Jar Net Weight: 1.75 oz

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Inspired by Puerto Rico

"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 this blend 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!" – Chef Reina Gascón-López

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.

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FAQ 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.

Do you have recipes to go with these spices?

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