It’s getting chilly outside! (less so here in Alicante still…) And with the cooler weather comes rich hearty meals, including fabada asturiana, a savory dish to keep you full and warm. This dish, originating from Asturias in north-west Spain, is made with large white beans (alubias blancas (or fabes in asturian)) and Asturian cured sausages (embutido asturiano).
Fabada is a dish that takes some time to make, but the result is well worth it.
Dry white beans are soaked overnight and the water drained away the next day.
In a pot filled with water, the beans and embutidos asturianos are added and brought to a boil. Then the heat is reduced to a simmer for 3 hours, adding more water if necessary.
Here is Manolo’s fabada in the works. It includes bacon (panceta), blood sausage (morcilla), and chorizo asturiano.