Egyptian Sofrito

Sandy was married to an Israeli of Egyptian origin and learnt how to cook Sofrito from his family. Serve with Egyptian Rice.

Egyptian Sofrito

Sandy Menir


  • Shrir i.e. muscle with fat, probably cut 7 in Israel , cut into eight slices
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice called Black English Pepper in Israel
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Mix oil and spices
  • Pour over meat
  • Mix well
  • Cook on hob on very low heat
  • After 30 min just cover the meat with boiling water
  • Boil on high for 30 min
  • Lower heat to smallest for 2.5 hours

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