THE SPANISH PAELLA
Spain is an excellent choice for that summer holiday. Costa Blanca holiday rentals have a proven holiday track record. A Spanish villa in the Costa del Sol holiday rental locations can fulfil dreams.
The Spanish Paella is one dish that shows Spain’s rich cultural history.
From to time time we take a closer look at the various dishes of the countries we have listed as holiday rental locations. This time we are looking at Spain and the world famous Spanish paella. If your staying in a villa in Marbella its possible to enjoy a wonderful paella with friends. Its that easy to prepare cook and serve. If you have decided on a Vilamoura Marina apartment in Portugal its just as easy to order it from a menu because a lot of restaurants serve paella.
But to be fair Spain is the home of this dish the Portuguese are just as proud of their dish arroz à valenciana. We ll right about that another time.
Ok It now time to go a restaurant and check out what’s on the menu. Ordering Paella should be easy it happens to be a favorite food of the Spanish people, your definitely guaranteed a delicious meal.
Here is a simple recipe for Paella that will allow you enjoy whether you’re in that Alicante holiday rental apartment or relaxing at home on a winter’s evening.
NOTE: Paella is a traditional rice dish of Spain origin which comprises of seafood, chicken, rabbit or vegetables. The rice you use in your paella depends on your preference, it can either be, whole grain rice or wild rice or the short grain Spanish rice which is used for traditional Spanish rice dishes.
• 4 cups of rice.
• 8 cups of stock.
• 8 – 10 each of prawns and mussels.
• 200 gm of shrimps.
• 2 tomatoes chopped.
• 3 -4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped.
• Few strands of saffron.
• Olive oil.
• Sauté garlic in a pan with little olive oil.
• Add tomatoes, shrimps and saffron, then cook till soft.
• Add rice and stock and salt and cook for about 20 minutes.
• Add prawns and mussels and cook for a few minutes more with a lid.
Serve while hot and enjoy your Paella. Don t forget to have a Spanish wine.
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