Smoked Morcilla and Chorizo Fabada

 

A Fabada is a Spanish white bean stew enriched with Morcilla (similar to black pudding), Chorizo, and pork, cooked in a fragrant rich sauce. I managed to get my hands on a couple of smoked morcilla and a couple of cooking chorizo from the Totnes Good Food Market here in lovely Devon, and had always planned to cook this dish which was a favourite of mine from travels in Spain. If you can’t get your hands on the morcilla, then a good quality black pudding along with smoked paprika would have a similar rich smoky taste.

Smoked Morcilla and Chorizo Fabada(serves 4-6)

2 smoked morcilla ( or a couple of slices good quality black pudding)

2 cooking chorizo

400-500g pork loin or steaks

2 cans cannelini or white beans

1 can cherry tomatoes

1 can passata

1 onion finely diced

3 cloves of garlic

olive oil

a pinch each of smoked paprika and saffron

Fry off the sliced sausages in a medium hot pan with a little olive oil until just getting crispy and set aside in a separate bowl, turn the heat up and brown the pork, set this aside too.

Turn the heat down and soften the onion and garlic, add the beans, the meat and sausage, the tomatoes and passata, and the spices. Simmer on a low heat for a few hours with the lid until until the sauce becomes rich and smoky.

Serve with some crusty bread and some greens, we had some steamed purple sprouting broccoli from the garden.

Goes perfectly with a wonderful glass of Rioja.

 

 

14 responses to this post.

  1. Looks and sounds delicious and what a lovely picture too

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  2. looks delicious. I’m heading to southern spain and then to Istanbul for a couple weeks this summer. I’ll be a spice and ingredient sponge while I’m in both places!

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    • Thanks Jamie, sounds like a fantastic trip, you’ll be eating lots of this sort of food no doubt, some amazing tapas, and some great wines no doubt. Have a great time!
      Cheers
      Marcus

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  3. Do you know, the other day me and my year 10s were looking at a restaurant advert in Spanish and it said the restaurant’s specialty was Fabada and they were all asking me what it was and I had to sheepishly admit that I didn’t know! Bad Spanish teacher. Glad I know now!

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  4. Oh that sounds good, a real blokes dish! John would love it too!! c

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  5. Fabada… I’ve never heard of it, but it sounds simply incredible, Marcus. I really want to try it since I adore Spanish cuisine – particularly their cured meats!

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    • It’s got such a range of tastes, the morcilla just blends into the sauce, and you get a complex rich tasting dish.
      Please let me know if you do give it a go.
      Cheers
      Marcus

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  6. Now that is really fabulous! I am truly upset that I don’t have morcilla here.

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  7. That’s my kind of food – I’ve got morcilla de Burgos and chorizo in the fridge 😉

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