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Gifts from a France holiday with friends: a brilliant paella recipe!

December 12, 2018
Gifts from a France holiday with friends: a brilliant paella recipe!

Gifts from a France holiday with friends: a brilliant paella recipe!

The last two weeks I spent with friends in the south of France. We rented a beautiful holiday home with a pool, made trips to the sea, listened and cooked together. The man of my friend Esther , his name is Oskar, is Spaniard. They live in Barcelona and did not have it that far to drive ;-). Anyway, Oskar made us one evening to prepare a real Spanish paella. “Monte e Mare” with fish and meat.

For that we first had to buy a paella pan , but the cost was just 11, – Euro and also fits on our Weber grill, which means that soon another recipe, namely for barbecue paella, will be posted!

But now for the Monte e Mare Paella à la Oskar:

Ingredients for 10 people:

  • olive oil
  • 2 large onions
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 4 meat tomatoes
  • 3 red peppers
  • 8 thin raw sausages
  • 300g chicken breast
  • 2 kitchen ready calmars
  • 1kg round grain rice eg Aborio
  • 2 tablespoons of paella spice
  • about 1.5l chicken broth
  • 1 cod fillet about 200g
  • 500g mussels
  • Gambas (per person about 4 pieces)
  • three lemons

Preparation:

  1. Heat the olive oil in the paella pan and sauté onions and garlic. While the tomatoes are skinning (so pour over boiling water, leave a little, pour off, fry cold and then peel off the skin) and cut into small dice. Wash the peppers, pat dry and cut into small cubes. Add both to the onions.
  2. Cut the sausages into small pieces and sauté. The chicken breast also dice and add to it. If necessary, remove the calmare (sometimes there is a kind of transparent plate inside) and remove the beak, also dice and place in the pan.
  3. Put all the ingredients on the edge of the pan and fry the rice a bit in the middle. Add the paella spice and sauté briefly. Pour so much broth that everything is covered.
  4. Little stir, pour broth and do not let it burn! Until the rice is almost cooked.
  5. Clean the mussels, clean and send them out, and sort out open or damaged mussels. Then put the mussels in the rice.
  6. Rinse the cod off briefly, dry and cut into small pieces, put on top of the rice. Similarly, the (pre-garden) Gambas.
  7. When the rice is cooked, the mussels have opened and the prawns are hot take the paella off the heat.
  8. Quarter three lemons and drape the quarters on the paella.
  9. Dinner is served!

According to Oskar, the absolute delicacy of a paella is the slightly burnt set that can be scraped off the bottom of the pan.

GOOD APPETITE wishes you

xoxo Johanna

Gifts from a France holiday with friends: a brilliant paella recipe!

Gifts from a France holiday with friends: a brilliant paella recipe!

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