Oh, yeah!

2014-105  I did it. Followed my mom’s recipe step-by-step. And managed to do it all without burning anything! 🙂

Tomorrow I will be delivering to the rest of the family. The most important judgement will be from my mother. I don’t know if I can live up to her standards, but I think I came pretty close, and I’m happy. Below, pics of the process.

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A full stove. All ingredients are cooked separately.


Pumpkin puree

Lentils, red beans, cabbage, squash, rice...

Lentils, red beans, corn, cabbage, squash, rice…


Fava beans


White onions and garlic sauteed in achiote (annato)


Salt cod, soaked overnight in water, and then cooked in milk. Smelly!


Sauce: onions, corn, pumpkin, peanut paste. Cheese and lupin beans added after everything has been mixed together.


Cod is fried and served as garnish.

Pumpkin fritters. Also served as garnish,

Pumpkin fritters. Also served as garnish,


At last. All that work for a bowl of delicious fanesca. Served with pumpkin fritters, fried cod, red pepper, banana known as maqueño, and parsely. YUMMY!

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  1. Mónica Viteri
    Posted April 29, 2014 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    ¡Felicitaciones, Angie! Mi fanesca también tiene su historia: tuve que armar los ingredientes y la preparación paso a paso, buscando en recetas y sobre todo en mi memoria. Mi mamá no la tenía escrita y cuando sobrevino el Alzheimer se perdió. Finalmente lo logré y ahora sí está detalladamente descrita. ¡Saludos!

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