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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
Olive OIl
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.


1 comment:

Hepburnia photography said...

I think you've nailed most of the shots in this post Sarah. Well done on excellent use of DoF. Just not sure about the grater shot... Now i'll have to try and cook this at my place because it looks yummy :)