Puchero

1/2 Cup Chickpeas
2 Small Zucchini
1/4 Pound Boneless lamb
2 Small Sweet potatoes
1/4 Pound Boneless beef
1 Cup Corn cut from the cob
3 Pound Chicken
2 White potatoes, boiled in jackets
1/2 Pound Ham
3 Barely ripe bananas
1 Large Onion
1/2 Teaspoon Coriander seeds, crushed
3 Cloves garlic
1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
1 Veal knuckle, split
3 Tablespoon Oil (or butter)
1 Teaspoon Salt
2 Pears
2 Quart Chicken broth
3 Peaches
1/2 Small Cabbage
2 Limes
2 Small Turnips
1 Large Carrot

Place the chick peas in a kettle, cover with broth, and soak overnight. Cut the lamb and beef into 2−inch cubes, cut the chicken into serving pieces, and dice the ham. Peel and slice the onion and garlic. Combine the drained chick peas, all the meats, the veal knuckle, onion, garlic, and salt in a large soup kettle. Cover with 2 quarts of cold water and bring to a full boil. Skim off the froth. Lower the heat, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes.

Cut the cabbage into eight wedges. Peel and slice the turnips and carrot. Slice the zucchini. Peel and dice the sweet potatoes. Cut the corn from the cob. Add the cabbage, turnips, carrot, zucchini, sweet potatoes, and corn to the kettle. Cover and simmer about 20 minutes or until meats and vegetables are tender.

Peel the boiled white potatoes and cut into thick slices. Peel bananas and cut into 2−inch slices. Sauté potatoes, sprinkled with crushed coriander seeds and pepper in oil. Remove the potato slices with a slotted spoon. Keep warm. In the same oil sauté the bananas until golden. Keep warm with the potatoes.

Peel, core, and slice the pears and peaches. Put in a small pan with a little water and poach for 10 minutes. Do not overcook. Drain the fruit. Adjust the seasonings. Serve each bowl of soup with the juice from one lime wedge and a tablespoon of Guacamole.

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