extra virgin olive oil
white onion, diced
garlic cloves, chopped
pinch of saffron threads
tomato, peeled, seeded and diced
pimentón or sweet smoked paprika
fresh bay leaf, notches torn every 1/2 inch
Refogado is a Portuguese-style sofrito featuring onion, garlic, saffron and smoked paprika. It can be used as the base for soups, stews, and rice dishes including this wonderfully hearty seafood rice.