Fruits - Vegetables - Meats - Poultry - Fish

Fresh n' Clean
All Natural Super Concentrate Wash Aid
For Fruits, Vegetables, Meats, Poultry, and Fish

Spanish Food - The Perfect Paella


Looking for a traditional Spanish recipe? Without doubt, thebest-known is going to be the prodigious paella ... that tasty,adaptable, gregarious dish famed throughout Spain and the World.

And, what an impressive choice of recipes exist for a pleasurablepaella: seafood, chicken, rabbit ... or a mixture of all three! Perhaps you are non-meat eating ... well, just opt for one of the several vegetarian paella recipes. Bit of a health fanatic? Then substitute white rice for whole-grain rice or wild rice.

Got a large family and not much money to feed them on? Use plenty of rice and imagination along with a tasty stock, plus whatever you can find in the cupboard! I have certainly enjoyed many paellas where there have been more bones/shells than meat/seafood! And, very tasty they have been too, the richness of the company more than compensating for any paucity in the ingrediants.

So ... how do you go about making the perfect paella? First of all, you need to choose your rice. The short-grained rice from Valencia - where most Spanish rice originates - is fine for making paellas. However, the "bomba" rice grown in the neighboring region of Murcia, is the "king" of paella rice: again, short-grained, it has the ability to absorb the stock whilst remaining firm.

Another "must" is to use saffron ("azafrán") to create the gentle, yellow color for which this delectable dish is renowned. Yes, it is possible to buy cheaper, artificial colorings but ... go for the traditional - it will bestow a wonderful aroma and unique flavor.

Many Spaniards swear a perfect paella can only be achieved when using a tasty, home-made stock. Whatever you decide, allow at least double the amount of liquid to rice. If, during cooking, the dish becomes a little dry, just add a dash more water or stock.

Another tip I have been told, on more than one occasion, is to gently fry the rice for a few minutes before adding the stock, ensuring that it is well-coated in oil. I think all Spaniards would agree that, once cooked, it is best to leave your paella to stand for a good five minutes before serving.

Perhaps the most important ingrediant for making that perfect paella, is to use lashings and lashings of love whilst preparing it - for surely, that is something we can all afford - and to enjoy to the full the marvellous company of those who will share it with you.

I shall now have to choose a paella recipe to offer you as an example! I think I will opt for a seafood paella, typical of the region of Valencia, where I live. The ingrediants are for a hearty four servings. If you are not a hefty eater, or on a diet, then reduce the amount of rice/stock slightly.

Paella Valenciana - Paella From Valencia

Ingrediants:

- 4 cups rice.
- 8 cups fish stock.
- 8 king-sized prawns/langoustines.
- 8 mussels.
- 200 gr shrimps.
- 200 gr peas (fresh or frozen).
- 2 tomatoes, skinned and chopped.
- 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced.
- 3 strands saffron, crumbled.
- Olive oil for frying.

Method:

1. Sauté garlic in a paella-type pan.

2. Add tomatoes, peas, shrimps and saffron.

3. Cook for a few minutes.

4. Add rice and stock.

5. Simmer for approximately 20 minutes.

6. Decorate with prawns and mussels.

7. Cover paella with a lid.

8. Poach the seafood for a few minutes.

9. Decorate paella with lemon quarters.

10. Enjoy!

Linda Plummer is English, and has lived on the Costa Blanca inSpain for 20 years. She is webmistress of the information-rich site:http://www.top-tour-of-spain.comwith its FREE monthly newsletter, "The Magic of Spain".


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


Today.com

Carson Daly remembers his late mom on Thanksgiving with her recipes
Today.com
As Carson and Siri both noted in Instagram posts, the things our loved ones leave behind can conjure up so many memories as well as favorite meals. Apparently Pattie's specialty had been "Grandma's Southern Dressing," made with Jimmy Dean pork sausage ...
Carson Daly Pays Tribute to His Late Mom By Making Thanksgiving Dinner Using Her RecipesPEOPLE.com
Carson Daly Uses His Late Mom's Recipes to Make Thanksgiving DinnerE! Online

all 12 news articles »


The Guardian

Justin Gellatly's indulgent Christmas baking recipes
The Guardian
I've always been massively into Christmas. When I was growing up, it was one big feast, with breakfast rolling into a huge lunch and then glorious leftovers on Boxing Day. Brandy butter was my favourite treat – I remember eating it cold from the fridge ...



The Guardian

Yotam Ottolenghi's stuffing recipes
The Guardian
In today's chicken recipe, for example, I give you the best and greediest (and most controlled experiment) of all: enough stuffing to fit inside the cavity with some left over to bake alone. Generally, though, I prefer to cook my stuffing separately ...



Bryan-College Station Eagle

Craft Corner: Use old recipes to create something personal
Bryan-College Station Eagle
This year, why don't you do even more with those cherished recipes? This heirloom idea doesn't even involve cooking. Can I get a big amen from the other non-cooking people in the crowd? You might have to do a little reconnaissance work to gather the ...



mindbodygreen.com

The Best Inflammation-Fighting Recipes Of 2017
mindbodygreen.com
"This heavenly bowl of goodness really is a delicious way to nourish yourself when you are under the weather or just feeling depleted, exhausted, and overtired," Rose says. "Any recipe prepared with broth provides nourishment, but the ingredients in ...




The Independent

Jamie Oliver Christmas recipes: How to make red cabbage, hasselbacks and baked squash
The Independent
Whether it's your first time cooking Christmas dinner, or you're looking to step away from your age-old favourite recipes, you must never overlook the importance of the side dish. Roast parsnips and carrots are essential, but other winter vegetables ...



New York Daily News

Trump and Clinton inspire cookbook and cocktail recipes
New York Daily News
Fox describes the recipes as “sort of cookable.” They include the “Great Wall of Tacos,” a recipe for a 30-foot wall made out of tacos, “Mexican concrete” and steel cable. The author admits he didn't taste test any of the recipes. “I reviewed popular ...



Quad City Times

Recipes: Signature treats, suggestions for Christmas Day
Quad City Times
And the next year, there it appeared again, once more filled with peanut brittle. And so it continued through the years. Preparing a signature food — a food reserved only for the holidays and one that is "expected" — is a Christmas tradition for many ...



Los Angeles Times

Need a holiday cookie recipe? Our Holiday Cookie Bake-off finalists can help
Los Angeles Times
These handmade gifts are at once crucial and comforting, particularly as times change or — as this year's devastating California wildfires can attest — our routines and very lives are upended. Each cookie is a story, whether sweetened with powdered ...

and more »

Google News

home | site map

© 2006 Global Biotechnologies, Inc.


MaineBannerExchange