Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Spanish mixed paella

First time I tried paella during my first visit to Spain ( I think I was 14)! And I fell in love with this dish! I remember there was a  little seashore family restaurant. The food there was so good, that my mom and I couldn't stop eating ....  Paella was the dish I ordered almost every night!!!

Paella (Valencian: [paˈeʎa], Spanish: [paˈeʎa]) is a Valencian rice dish that originated in its modern form in the mid-19th century near lake Albufera, a lagoon in Valencia, on the east coast of Spain.[1] Many non-Spaniards view paella as Spain's national dish, but most Spaniards consider it to be a regional Valencian dish. Valencians, in turn, regard paella as one of their identifying symbols.
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So, this is my recipe of making this amazing dish!
Ingredients -
2 Italian sausages, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 onions, peeled and chopped
4 whole cloves garlic, peeled
28 ounces can whole tomatoes
2 cups Arborio rice
3 cups chicken stock
1 cup of your favorite red or white wine
1/4 t spoon saffron
1 spring fresh rosemary
1 red pepper, seeds removed and chopped
1 pound of shrimp or 1 pack of seafood mix

Heat a large deep pan or traditional paella pan. Add a splash of oil and begin to brown the sausages. Once they have browned set them aside on a plate. Add the onions to the hot pan and a small splash of oil, sauté until golden. Add the garlic and stir for a few moments. Add tomatoes, breaking them up with a wooden spoon.
Add rice, stock, wine, rosemary, saffron, the reserved meat and the shrimp.
Bring to a simmer and cook over medium heat until the liquid has absorbed and the rice is tender, about thirty minutes.
That's it! Pretty easy, eh?

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