Easy Fanesca Imitation

770 mins (prep 720, cooking 50)
21 ingredients
12 servings
Fanesca is a salty peanut and cream-based soup served in the Andes of Ecuador for Easter. The traditional recipe has 12 grains for the 12 disciples and fish in observance of the Catholic meat regulations, and was made with care and much preparation shelling and cooking the grains. This is NOT the traditional recipe, but an imitation which is still delicious.This is a modification of a recipe from "Comidas del Ecuador" by Michelle O. Fried, which is a wonderful book which I highly recommend, but contains recipes which can often be simplified. If you can find chochos, which are small, white, bitter beans, wonderful; the stew will still turn out delicious without. The same is true for any of the adornments, for that matter. If you can find prepared empanadas, they are often served as an additional adornment. Any mild squashes will do instead of sambo. Although completely nontraditional, I enjoy cutting down the dairy and adding a dallop of sour cream and some cilantro upon serving.Prep time factors in bean and fish soaking times.

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Serving Size (215.41 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 231.09 Calories from Fat 72.72
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.08g 149.23%
Saturated Fat 2.93g 175.59%
Trans Fat 0.04g %
Cholesterol 48.12mg 192.49%
Sodium 1623.51mg 811.76%
Total Carbohydrate 19.12g 76.47%
Dietary Fiber 3.63 g 174.25%
Sugars 5.31 g %
Protein 21.45g 514.89%
Vitamin A 541.83IU% Vitamin C 20.98mg%
Calcium 89.81mg% Iron 1.75mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dry white beans, dash pepper, frozen broad beans, or, green plantain