Flavors of Spain - Fabada Asturiana

Fabada Asturiana

Background: Origin of Fabada Asturiana (Bean Stew from Asturias)

Although references to Fabada Asturiana don't officially appear in literature until the late 1800's, the rustic nature of this dish certainly has it's roots much before that. As is the case with so many other Spanish dishes that rely heavily on pork, the origins of this dish might possibly be linked to a sort of passive protest against the Moors who had conquered Southern Spain from 711 to 1492. Although the Moors reach did not reach as far north as Asturias, the free peoples of Northern Spain were obliged to protest their unwelcome neighbors in any way they could, the easiest of which was eating pork, which was forbidden by the Muslim religion.

Recipe: Fabada Asturiana  view recipe>>

10 minutes preparation, 45 minutes on the stovetop

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