Puchero

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Puchero Recipe – Canary Casserole


Puchero

(Canary Casserole)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Kg. of beef or pork
  • 1/2 Kg. chicken
  • 1/2 Kg. of chickpeas
  • 1/2 Kg. of potatoes
  • 1/2 Kg. of green beans
  • 1/4 Kg. marrow
  • 1/2 Kg. zucchini
  • 1/4 Kg. carrots
  • 1/2 Kg. yam
  • 1 corn
  • 1 piece of white cabbage
  • 1 bulb of garlic
  • 1 leek
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tomato
  • saffron
  • parsley
  • mint
  • oil
  • salt
  • water

Method:

  1. Leave the chickpeas to soak and soften overnight.
  2. Make a frying base in a pot by frying the onion, tomato and a small amount of parsley. Add the chickpeas and your chosen meat. Cover with plenty of water and leave it on to heat for an hour with the lid on.
  3. Next and without taking it off the heat, introduce the green beans, zucchini, cabbage, leek, corn and the carrots, all chopped in big dices.
    When the vegetables are almost ready, add the potatoes, the yam and the marrow, also chopped in big dices, and leave it cooking.
  4. Take it off the heat when everything is done, and strain it.

With the broth you can also make a soup. The vegetable can be served with some fried garlic sprinkled on top.


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