Food for Every Soul

Hello Helpers! Welcome back to another edition of Food for Every Soul by myself, Mayathefirst! In this series I interview people from the Help Force about their favorite and famous recipes. For this weeks recipe, I decided to interview one of our new Generals in our server, HF General: Evan! 

I started off by asking Evan some questions about the recipe he decided to share with us today!

Welcome Evan to our Recipe series interview! Can you tell us what recipe you will talking about today?

Evan: The recipe I will telling you guys about is Fabada Asturiana! It’s a recipe that we usually like to make in the winter, or whenever it’s really cold in general since where I live its always with cold temperatures to keep us warm it’s a recipe typical here in my hometown!

Fabada Asturiana Recipe - A Traditional Spanish Bean Stew - The Mediterranean Fork

Can you tell us why this recipe is important to you? Is it a family recipe, and is there any history or story behind it?

Evan: It’s important to my family in general because like I said it’s somehting that’s like a custom here so it means a lot to us since it’s a way of showing love to make a cozy warm meal like this for family and friends!

But here comes the best part, the recipe! (As explained by Evan!)

The ingredients would be:

» Fabada beans (or just white beans is fine fabada is just more likely to be found in spain)

» One quarter of pound salt pork

» 10 cups water

» Half a teaspoon crushed saffron threads

» 8 ounces serrano ham, cut into 1/4-inch cubes (this one is optional only add if you please this is just how we do it at home)

» 8 ounces Spanish chorizo sausage, casing removed, sliced 1/2-inch thick

» 8 ounces morcilla sausage (or blood sausage) sliced 1/2-inch thick

» 1 bay leaf

Here are the steps:

  1. First you must let the beans be covered in a bowl full of hot water overnight
  2. Then the next day fill a cooking pot 1/2 full with water and bring to a boil over high heat add salt pork and allow to boil for 5 minutes then remove pour out water
  3. Drain water from beans and place them into the cooking pot pour in 10 cups of water then bring to a boil over high heat boil for 15 minutes skimming and discarding the foam that forms on top stir in saffron salt pork and diced ham simmer for 5 minutes add the chorizo and morcilla sausages and cook for 5 minutes more skim any foam that forms on top
  4. Reduce heat to low add bay leaf cover and simmer until the beans are tender 2 to 3 hours, adding water if needed to keep beans moist allow beans to stand for 20 minutes off of the heat before serving

Fabada asturiana - Wikipedia

Can you tell us why this recipe is important to you? Is it a family recipe, and is there any history or story behind it?

Evan: I have a memory of this with my grandmother, I’m very afraid of cooking in general it’s an irrational fear I have but my grandma taught me how to cook this in a way that I felt super comfortable and safe so I’m very thankful about that!

Thank you Evan for this very yummy recipe!

With that, we’ve reached the end of the post. I know you wanted to read more XD but I will be back next time with more fresh and delicious content. If anyone would like to share a recipe with us, DM me with your ideas!

Bon Appetit! <3

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