Friday, 15 June 2012

My Paella

The husband has been trying to persuade me to make Paella for a long time. I don't know why I don't do it more often as it's such a simple dish to throw together after a busy day, and so comforting.

Armed with Chorizo that my mother snuck into my suitcase on my recent trip to Portugal, I set about scouring the freezer and cupboards for what I could use. I'll hold my hands up, this is in no way meant to be a genuine Paella, it is my store cupboard/freezer version. However, it did taste absolutely delicious and rather authentic, even if I say so myself!

Ingredients are enough for 2-3 hungry people:
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 normal chorizo & half a black Chorizo
  • Half a pepper chopped
  • A handful of Cherry tomatoes
  • 250g of Arborio Rice
  • 1 pint of Chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon of Turmeric
  • A handful of prawns
  • 1 trout filet
  • 1 handful of peas
  • A sprinkling of parsley
Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick pan, then add the onions and cook gently until they're translucent. Add the chopped chorizo and fry until it's nice and crispy. Add the peppers and cherry tomatoes. Do inhale those delicious smells invading your kitchen right now!


Then add the Rice and stir ruthlessly making sure each grain is covered in the red juices of the chorizo, then sprinkle over the turmeric and again give it a big stir until all the turmeric has blended in.




Then add half the stock and mix. Once the rice has absorbed most of the stock throw in the prawns, peas and trout and add the rest of the stock. Leave to cook for another 10 minutes or so until the rice is cooked to your taste. 


Once cooked sprinkle the parsley over the top and serve immediately. All in all it took me about 40 minutes to make including cooking time.

 Yum, yum yum enjoy!