To make chef Annie Pettry's sofrito, onions simmer low and slow in butter for a long time, but with reason: They lose their bitter edge and gain sweetness, turning into a sweet onion jam. Add a little lime and some fresh cilantro, and you have a condiment that can be served with grilled or sautéed anything.
To learn more, read "Annie Pettry's Secret Weapon."
Cilantro-Lime SofritoRecipe adapted from from Annie Pettry, Decca, Louisville, KY
Yield: 1½ cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour and 25 minutes