Paella

It was a drab, grey, stormy, dreary sunday. The windows were wet the entire day. Some bords on my little balcony fell over. I did very little. I watched some sunday morning tv. I listened to some music. I cooked paella.

This evening i watched Mr. and Mrs. Smith. I have seen it before. Some parts were entertaining. I did enjoy the fight!

I’ll leave you with the paella recipe. My apologies for the out of focus pictures. It’s a nice recipe, which you can adjust to your liking.

Bye bye!

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Ingredients

  • rice, preferably paella, a risotto type rice will do as well
  • a red and yellow pepper, sliced
  • an onion
  • some gloves of garlic
  • a red pepper
  • 3 – 4 tomatoes, either tinned of fresh
  • fresh peas, which you can only get a few weeks a year – green beans will be good too
  • chorizo – you can add other protein, like chicken, squid, shrimp – basically anything that tickles your fancy – i do like the chorizo since it adds lots of flavour
  • coriander (cilantro)
  • fennel seeds
  • paprika powder
  • turmeric
  • salt and pepper

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Preparation

  1. slice the chorizo and bake them in a wide pan for around 5-8 minutes, no need to add any oil
  2. remove the chorizo from the pan, leaving in the oil – if this is not enough for the next steps, add a bit more olive oil
  3. slice the onion and add to the pan
  4. add the sliced bell pepper and red pepper
  5. add the sliced garlic and fennel seeds

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  1. add the rice, i took 200 grams, which makes enough for me alone for three days, might even be four
  2. add the turmeric and the paprika powder
  3. add around half an liter of hot water and leave that to simmer for around 15 minutes – if you wish you can add chicken broth
  4. shell the peas while the paella cooks along
  5. add the chorizo and the shelled peas
  6. slice the coriander and add this too, leave to simmer for a bit longer
  7. add salt and pepper after you tasted
  8. enjoy!

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Published on March 30, 2015 at 6:00 by

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