Fabada Asturiana

Fabada Asturiana

Ingredients:

  • 600g white beans with large grain
  • 300g chorizo
  • 200g blood sausage
  • 400g smoked bacon
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • A few strands of saffron (traditional, but could do without)
  • 1 tablespoon paprika (preferably smoked)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt
  • Pepper

 

Steps:

  1. Wash the beans and let them soak overnight in cold water.
  2. Do the same with the bacon if overly salty or smoked.
  3. Portion the bacon and sausages.
  4. Clean and chop the onion.
  5. Place the bacon in a pot that has thick wall and let it simmer a few minutes until it leaves a little fat.
  6. Remove the bacon and set it aside.
  7. Add the onion and sauté.
  8. Add paprika, beans and water to cover it a few fingers.
  9. Let the beans boil.
  10. After 20 minutes add the chorizo, bay leaves and a tablespoon of salt.
  11. When the beans are almost cooked add the blood sausage and garlic. Fill with hot water, if necessary.
  12. Let it boil 10 more minutes.
  13. Cover and let the flavours penetrate.

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