Sofrito disaster!

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    demenzes

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    My husband brought home some sofrito made by a coworkers grandma...and it smelled like garlic and had a pleasant flavor, not too strong or overbearing.  Well, I looked online for the recipe, and found one that "looked' like what he brought home.  I'll list the ingredients and what I actually used...but end result was a fluid that was very bitter and has a very strong cilantro taste.  I spent 2.5 hrs making this and don't want to trash it....but I don't know how to fix it.  Here is what I went by:

    http://latinfood.about.com/od/seasoningmarinade/r/sofrito.htm   website for the recipe

    2 peppers                              i used 2 green peppers

    1 sweet peppers                   i used 2 sweet peppers, one yellow, one orange

    2 lg tomatos                         i used 3 med vine tomatos

    2 med onions                      i used 1 vidalia onion

    1 head garlic                       i used 1 head

    1 bunch cilantro                  how big is a bunch?  i used one, but not sure if it was one or two wrapped together

    1/2 bunch parsley              i used curly parsley, probably 3/4 bunch

    cut/blend all.....from reading the forum from 2007, some people were cooking the onions and peppers first.

    So, is there a way to salvage this mess?  How do you cut the strong cilantro taste and the bitterness?

    Thanks

    April