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    threeovens's Note:

    I was looking for something to make to honor the Chilean miners who were finally rescued after 70 days. I came across this dish which is traditionally a celebration dish or party dish. It used to be made in a hole in the ground, but that is impractical for the home cook, lol.

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    1. 1
      In a large bowl, combine chicken, peppers, garlic, oregano and about 1/2 teaspoon salt; toss to combine, cover, and marinate at least 4 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
    2. 2
      Cut up 6 of the potatoes and boil in salted water until tender, about 15 minutes; drain and transfer to a bowl and mash.
    3. 3
      Meanwhile, cook salt pork, over medium heat until crisp, about 15-20 minutes.
    4. 4
      Grate remaining potatoes with the larger holes of a box grater; squeeze out water and place in another bowl.
    5. 5
      Add HALF the mashed potatoes, to the grated potatoes, 1 tablespoon butter, salt to taste; mix to combine.
    6. 6
      Form mixture into 8 balls; flatten each ball and place 1 teaspoon of the salt pork in the middle.
    7. 7
      Form potato around pork, then flatten again; set aside.
    8. 8
      Add remaining tablespoon of butter to remaining mashed potatoes, along with the flour; knead to mix well.
    9. 9
      Roll around in your hands to form 8 balls; flatten to 3-inch discs and set aside.
    10. 10
      Place mussels, clams, and wine in a large stockpot.
    11. 11
      Cover with a layer of individual cabbage leaves (I left them raw and just gently pulled them off. Some tore, but that doesn't really matter. You could place cabbage in the microwave a few minutes to make the leaves more pliable).
    12. 12
      Place chicken, pork ribs, and sausage on top; cover with another layer of cabbage leaves.
    13. 13
      Arrange both types of potato cakes on top, along with the peas.
    14. 14
      Cover all with a damp towel and pot lid.
    15. 15
      Heat pot to boiling over high heat; reduce heat to medium and steam for 1 hour.
    16. 16
      To serve: arrange potato cakes and peas on a platter, then arrange the seafood and meats around them, on additional cabbage leaves.

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    Nutritional Facts for Curanto En Olla (Steamed Seafood, Meats, Potato Bread, and Vege

    Serving Size: 1 (1009 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1059.6
    Calories from Fat 373
    Total Fat 41.4 g
    Saturated Fat 14.5 g
    Cholesterol 198.5 mg
    Sodium 1884.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 84.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 12.8 g
    Sugars 11.7 g
    Protein 75.5 g

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