Leezyjet
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Anyone Got A Simple Paella Recipe?.

Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:01 am

Having tried one of Tesco's new ready made Paella's the other day, I thought I'd try and find a decent recipe to make it myself as it seems a simple enough dish to make. However a google search has thrown up too many choices, so I thought I'd use the International Connections on here to try and get one !!.

Just need a simple recipe containing chicken and prawns (shrimps for our US friends), no snails, rabbit, mussels or squid though.

Getting right into this Spanish food.............yummy.

Any other Recipe's for tapas dishes muchos appreciatado.

Gracias.

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RE: Anyone Got A Simple Paella Recipe?.

Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:08 am

Wish I could help but I have no idea what a Paella is.... Chicken enchiladas I do know however....  Smile
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RE: Anyone Got A Simple Paella Recipe?.

Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:18 am

Quoting Leezyjet (Thread starter):
Anyone Got A Simple Paella Recipe

Yes. Next time you are in Newark take a taxi to Spanish Tavern just outside of downtown and maybe 10 minutes from the airport. Buy a couple of plates of their Paella Valencia to go and reheat them at home. Good stuff!

Seriously though, I don't have a recipe but getting a wide pan to cook it all in seems to be the trick. I've seen some paella specific pans but they seem quite pricy.

Quoting Leezyjet (Thread starter):
shrimps for our US friends

Shrimp is both singular and plural for us. Quit speaking the Queen's English.  Wink

Quoting Leezyjet (Thread starter):
Having tried one of Tesco's new ready made Paella's the other day

I had one from Morrison's a couple of weeks ago and it was debatable but not rubbish.

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 1):
Wish I could help but I have no idea what a Paella is

Why even post?
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RE: Anyone Got A Simple Paella Recipe?.

Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:28 am

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 2):
Why even post?

Damn, let me think about that.
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Leezyjet
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RE: Anyone Got A Simple Paella Recipe?.

Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:08 am

Hi Tony,

How was the flight back ?. Hope you weren't too hungover !!.

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 1):
Wish I could help but I have no idea what a Paella is

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paella


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RE: Anyone Got A Simple Paella Recipe?.

Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:12 am

Using the American spelling, here's what I found:

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RE: Anyone Got A Simple Paella Recipe?.

Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:17 am

Quoting Leezyjet (Thread starter):
muchos appreciatado

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RE: Anyone Got A Simple Paella Recipe?.

Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:19 am

Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 4):
How was the flight back ?. Hope you weren't too hungover !!.

Flights were great, fantastic trip. I was done in. However a certain someone who called me on the plane not only sounded worse than me but you could feel her pain, lol!
Good to meet you all near that big adobe and brick building - forgot its name. Windsor something... Wink
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RE: Anyone Got A Simple Paella Recipe?.

Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:37 am

The most important thing to do when preparing Paella is to make sure one actually pronounces it correctly! Especially the Brits have this nasty habit of calling it Pajella!  Smile

For the actual work, here's a couple of links http://www.alicante-spain.com/spain-tips/paella.html
http://www.paella.net/page1.php3
http://www.euroresidentes.com/euroresiuk/Recipies/recipe_paella.htm

Paella:


Big Paella:


Even bigger:





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RE: Anyone Got A Simple Paella Recipe?.

Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:42 am

www.foodnetwork.com

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RE: Anyone Got A Simple Paella Recipe?.

Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:39 pm

http://www.ericweisstein.com/fun/wine/tapas.html

You will need "rabbit" for a real paella [the one and only from Valencia].

http://www.dq-valencia.com/dq-valencia/travel/paella.asp
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RE: Anyone Got A Simple Paella Recipe?.

Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:42 pm

Right here goes - it's my recipe, it's really simple and dead easy to cook.

One paella pan - or large frying pan.

Chop one medium onion (or a dozen or so small shallots) and fry slowly in olive oil for 5-10 minutes to soften. Do not allow them to brown.

Allow one chicken breast per person and dice. Sprinkle 2-3 teaspoons paprika over the chicken and stir so it's covered in paprika.

Add chicken to pan and fry gently for 5-10 minutes until almost cooked through.

Slice one 12 inch chorizo sausage in to discs and add to the pan, fry for 5 minutes.

Add to the pan one handful of Paella Rice (difficult to get in UK, but risotto rice will do in an emergnecy - do not use long grain, basmati or other rice it won't work) per person and an extra handful for 'the pan'.

Stir so rice is covered in oil and paprika.

Add enough chicken stock (or plain hot water) to bring the level of water up to the brim of the pan.

Add a few strands of saffron, salt and pepper and stir into the stock.

Allow to simmer gently for 10-15 minutes.

Once liquid has reduced so the rice is no longer covered add some raw king prawns and bury them in to the rice - do not stir.

Add a handful of frozen peas

Leave to simmer for a further 15 minutes or so until the liquid has reduced and the rice is cooked.

Finish with slices of lemon. The rice should just stick to the bottom of the pan to create a lovely crust.

Open bottle of good Spanish Rioja and enjoy.
 
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RE: Anyone Got A Simple Paella Recipe?.

Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:59 pm

Hey thanks LBA, (my home airport too) thats just what I was looking for, a nice simple one with just chicken and prawns. I'll try that out after silly season is over.

Cheers for all the other replies and suggestions too.

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RE: Anyone Got A Simple Paella Recipe?.

Sat Dec 23, 2006 1:19 am

Quoting Leezyjet (Thread starter):
Any other Recipe's for tapas dishes muchos appreciatado

Well, paella is not really tapas but a main dish.

Although others have already threw in some paella recipes (I'm still shocked at some of the ingredients, but hey, I still love some of my own Italian recipes and don't pretend them to be 'authentic') here you have a couple typical tapas dishes.

For a simple, effective and authentic tapas dish, get some (fresh) anchovies, keep them overnight on vinegar with some garlic and oregano. Make a flour-salt mix, dip the fishies in the mix, then on beaten egg and fry on very hot oil (olive, preferably). Gut the anchovies only if they're big, otherwise cook (and eat) them whole.

Instead of vinegar, you can marinate them on 2 parts of vinegar and 1 part of white wine plus the garlic and oregano.

This one requires some more work, but you can just make big quantity and stock for months. Again, fresh anchovies, cut head, remove gut and backbone so you get two clean fillets still held together just by the skin. Then make a mix of vinegar, water and salt, put a single anchovy in the mix so that it floats in the middle. If it sinks, you've put too much vinegar, if it floats, then too much salt.

Keep them for a couple of days maximum, then take the anchovies out, add oil, parsley and some garlic and ready to serve. You can keep the rest in oil for months.

Another very simple one: put half a finger-deep oil in an oven-proof dish with some slices of garlic. Heat for about 10 minutes on a very hot oven, then put as many (preferably fresh, already clean) prawns for about 5 minutes and it's ready. Once the prawns are gone, dip bread until the oil is gone, too.

All of them are very, very simple to cook, so taste will mostly depend on the freshness of the materials.

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