Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Paella is the traditional dish of the Valencian region of Spain. To be considered "proper" it must be cooked over an open flame and the most authentic of ingredients are thought to be rabbit and snails.
Ingredients for a Paella to serve 8 -10 People
1 Rabbit (or chicken)
1 Red Pepper
2 Large Tomatoes
1 kg Paella Rice
Thyme or Rosemary (or both)
First chop the tomatoes in half and then ...
Grate them until only the skin remains. Set aside.
Fry the strips of pepper in olive oil
Untill they are well cooked and lightly charred, remove and set aside
Brown the meat, add the grated tomatoes and salt to taste, cook together for about 10 to 15 minutes
Add water to the level of the rivets in the pan, saffron and herbs
Leave to boil untill the meat is well cooked and tender, adding water if it boils away too much
Remove large bunches of herbs and add rice, distributing evenly over the pan
Place peppers on top of the rice
And leave to bubble away over a lowflame until all the water has boiled away
Once the water has boiled away
Leave to rest for about 5 minutes and serve
With lemon wedges, crusty bread and salad.