Saturday, February 23, 2008
Virginie's Paella, Yum!
Last weekend, Virginie, my friend Olivia's mother, made a delicious paella for us in Tahoe. For those of my dear readers who have not encountered a paella yet, it is basically rice cooked with saffron and olive oil with various seafoods , chorizo (Spanish spicy sausage, SSS!) and chicken. Sometimes it can include peas or onions. The one Virginie made used chicken, chorizo, calamari, mussels, shrimp, onions, and yellow bell peppers.
Traditionally, paellas are supposed to be cooked in a paella pan, a large, shallow, flat pan, but it worked out fine in a dutch oven and a big pot!
Anyways it was a great paella, and an interesting experience to see raw, whole calamari.