100 recipes: Paella

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Paella Valenciana de la Huerta – Janet Mendel, My Kitchen in Spain


Spanish: paella

Paella is traditionally cooked on Sunday by the men to give the women a break from cooking. The the original dish did not contain seafood and was known as Valenciana de la huerta (paella from the vegetable garden). Typical ingredients of a paella include rice, chicken, rabbit, tomato, saffron, garlic, onion, dried beans and green beans.

There are two varieties of suitable medium-grain rice: Calasparra, and Bomba, with a nutty flavour and highly absorbent.

Paella can be cooked in a special open paella pan called caldero, or a normal fry pan.

If you consult your Australia’s Sustainable Seafood Guide, you’ll want to choose seafood which are ranked “Green – Better choice”, such as Australian Bonito, Bream, Luderick, mullet, tailor and whiting.

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