Bacon Lettuce Sofrito-MainPhoto

Bacon Lettuce & Sofrito Sandwich-MainPhoto
Editor’s Note:
 Mamiverse Food Celebrity Contributor Evette Rios gives this sandwich classic a delicious Latin spin with the addition of sofrito…enjoy!


A large handful of cilantro leaves
A large handful of culantro leaves
½ Spanish onion, diced
¾ red bell peppers, seeded and chopped
½ green bell peppers, seed and chopped
2 ajies dulces peppers, chopped
3-4 cloves, peeled, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Bacon slabs
Lettuce (Mesclun)
White Bread (White bread is best so as not to overwhelm all the other competing flavors)
1-2 ripe (sweet) plantains
Spicy Mayo
Canola oil or any neutral flavor oil (for frying) ~ 2/3 cup

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  1. Chop first seven ingredients and pulse in a food processor until small-diced. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Pan fry slabs of bacon to desired crispiness (you may not need to use oil to fry bacon, as it already has enough natural oils.)
  3. Cut plantains on a bias (½ inch thick slices)
  4. Pour oil in pan to cover a little less than half the thickness of plantains in pan.
  5. Heat oil until water sizzles when dropped into oil.
  6. Add plantains in batches to pan. Fry briefly until lightly golden. Reduce heat and cook until caramelized or as desired (turning plantains as needed).
  7. Assemble sandwich with lettuce, plantains, bacon, sofrito, and spicy mayo.

Spicy Mayo:
Mix 1 tsp cayenne pepper with ½ cup mayo.