20 February 2012

Almost Fabada... Good enough to mend the heart

Fabada is a  Spanish soup traditional in the Asturian cousine. Prepared with white beans, chorizo, ham, bacon and morcilla (blood sausage). I had been craving it for days, but didn't find most of the key ingredients, apart from the fact that I don't like blood sausage. So decided to make the fake version. something good and hearty enough that would remind me of the traditional dish.

This version of a simpler Fabada is just as flavorful and hearty. It could almost mend a troubled heart...


Meahwhile, my journey to find myself in Florida continues. The other day I was wondering around town to see if I could find anything interesting. There is really nothing in Polk City, but it sure is beautiful.

I found out there is a boat dock and a fishing pier. 



The dock area is just a small path for people to launch their boats. I saw two people fishing there.

It's such a peaceful place with views of both Auburndale and Polk City. 


The fishing pier is empty most of the time, probably because it's not fishing season. By the looks of the area, I can tell that as soon as summer starts people will be there every day. 


(serves two)

You'll need... 

one, 15 ounce can of White Beans
1 medium Chorizo (about 3 or 4 ounces)
2 ounces of Ham (like ham steak or cooking ham)
1/2 cup of chopped Yellow Onion
1 Garlic clove, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups of Vegetable Stock (or chicken stock)
a pinch of Paprika
a pinch of Cayenne Pepper (optional)
Salt and Pepper

How to...

-In a small pot, cook the chorizo, ham, onion and garlic together over medium heat until the onion  is translucent (about 5 minutes). 
-Add 1/4 cup of the stock, boil for 2 minutes. Add the beans, paprika and cayenne pepper. Add the rest of the stock. 
-Cook covered over medium heat for 5 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper as necessary. Serve warm. It tastes better the next day!  




Natasha @Bite and Sip said...

Yadsia, this sounds yummy even without blood sausage.
Hope you are enjoying your new life in Florida

Yadira said...

Your fabada looks yummy! I hope you start to get used to your new home so you can enjoy your time there. Spring is in the corner. :D

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