Secrets of Spanish Cuisine: How to prepare an authentic Paella?
Paella, known around the world as the symbol of Spanish cuisine, is a dish that combines a wealth of flavors and cultures. This Valencian dish is not only tasty, but also full of colors and aromas that reflect the diversity The preparation of Paella is an art, each ingredient is added at a specific moment to preserve its unique characteristics and ensure the harmony of flavors From rice to seafood to chicken - each element has its place in this culinary masterpiece. Whether you're an experienced cook or just starting your culinary journey, this Paella recipe is for you.
- 400g Paella Rice or Risotto Rice - over 1.5 cups (14 oz)
- 750 ml stock/chicken stock - 3 cups (25 fl oz)
- 1 chicken breast fillet - about 230 g (8 oz)
- Seafood: 425 g mixed seafood (15 oz); up to 400 g (14 oz) shrimp; 110 g (4 oz) squid; 200 g (7 oz) mussels
- 120 g frozen peas - about 3/4 cup (4 oz)
- 1 medium-sized onion - about 200 g (7 oz)
- 1 medium pepper e.g. red - about 230 g (8 oz)
- 300 g fleshy tomatoes - about 2 pieces (10.5 oz)
- 4 cloves of garlic - about 20 g (0.7 oz)
- 70 g good quality olive oil - less than 1/4 cup (2.5 fl oz)
- 120 ml dry white wine - less than half a cup (4 fl oz)
- herbs and spices: a handful of parsley: 1 bay leaf; a teaspoon each of salt and sweet paprika; half a teaspoon of pepper; 0.12 g of saffron
- to serve: lemon
- Heat the oil in a large pot or wide frying pan. Add the chopped onion and fry for about 5 minutes.
- Add chopped peppers, garlic and bay leaf. Cook for another 5 minutes.
- Add chopped tomatoes and spices. Cook for another 5 minutes.
- Add wine and saffron. Cook for 10 minutes.
- Add chopped chicken fillet, parsley and dry rice. Cook for 5 minutes.
- Pour in the stock and cook over low heat for about 20 minutes until the rice is tender.
- Add seafood and peas. Cover and cook for about 10-15 minutes.
- Remove the lid and wait 5-10 minutes before serving.
Preparation time: 1 h
Cooking time: 50 min
Macro nutrients per 100 grams
Calories: 153.44 kcal
Carbohydrate: 16.6 g
Protein: 9.52 g
Fat: 5.44 g
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