A simple Spanish stew uses technique and a bold combination of spices to elevate affordable, healthy ingredients.
The magic of this stew comes from the combination of spices - sweet, smoky, and slightly bitter - as well as from the slow-cooked chickpeas that create their own luxurious broth while they simmer. Saffron adds a subtle hint of fragrant Spanish flavor, but if you don't have it on hand, the stew is still excellent without. Rounding out the rich flavor is a classic Spanish technique that uses a bread and garlic paste to thicken the stew.
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Serves 4. Adapted from José Andrés.
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