Refogado is a popular “sauce” made around the world, most popular in Latin American and Portugal, as it works as a base for almost every dish.

There are several ways of making this sauce. The most basic version includes diced onion and garlic, fried on low heat in oil or butter (usually olive oil, as it is healthier). Add a pinch of salt, cook it until golden, and you are done. It sounds very basic and simple, but it truly adds flavour to every dish, and it can help you reduce waste. This is because, for refogado, you do not need to use fresh onions.

You can use this as a base for any dish, but it is most popular with rice. Using the instructions above, once the onions and garlic are a nice gold colour, add the rice and water and cook as you normally would. You will notice a big difference in flavour.

Other variations of this sauce can be made, depending on what you are using it for. A very popular one is to add tomatoes to it. Be it either chopped up tomatoes or tomato paste it will make a huge difference in how your dish will taste.

M&P Engineering’s large onion peeling machine uses a dry peeling process, resulting in no waste slurry. It can peel, top and tail onions with diameters between 45mm and 115mm using its self-adjusting floating knife assemblies. The peeler uses compressed air to remove the skin, resulting in optimum end-product appearance. The large onion peeler has a raw material input rate of 750kg per hour when working at optimum speeds but can be adjusted to suit the needs of the processor.

M&P Engineering also offers a range of food processing and food filling equipment including its rotary piston fillers, rotary solids fillers and inline fillers. Also, M&P Engineering now offers fresh-cut machinery including its carousel grid cutting machine that cuts fruit and vegetables into fries, batons, wedges, and slices. M&P Engineering also stocks a range of used food processing equipment that can be delivered and installed to your requirements.

If you would like to find out more information about our products, speak to a member of the team on +44 (0)161 872 8378 or contact us here.

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