An Easter recipe from Ecuador.
Fanesca is a thick soup prepared in Ecuador around Easter. Its consistency comes from the 12 legumes and grains that go into making it - which are said to symbolize the 12 apostles, while the added cod/ bacalhau is a reference to the fish symbol representing Jesus.
While historically the roots of this recipe can be traced back to Inca times and the the Andean harvest season, the dish itself remains a perfect spring recipe and a great addition to the Easter meal.
It is worth mentioning that different versions of this recipe will use a different choice of pulses and grains. You can do the same! If our selection is not as easily available to you, switch it up. Add fresher ingredients - such as fresh green beans or zucchini. Add more or less color, if that makes you happy and Have fun with it!
No matter what, you will still love the end result.
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