Paella

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  1. yodeli

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    Before I left France I said I would show my way of making paëlla to Ivy who obviously was very interesting in eating a proper one . May be a lot of you know how to make one, so to those , i am not pretending of course that it is the best way to make it... just my way . As my grand mother was a pure "catalane" i guess it is a catalane way of making it.

    Anyway , since then a few other funsters seemed to be interested in seeing how to make it .
    As i need fish and sea food and don't have any room in the hymer's fridge to keep them fresh i guess the best way is to buy the food and cook it straight away . The only suitable day for everyone seems to be tomorrow afternoon . So I will be on Ambilkate 's pitch(number C 024) at about 4.30 to make one, and will be delighted to share it with everyone ! Mind you don't rely on it to be your main evening meal as you are quite a lot, still you should be able to have a big tea spoon of it to taste it:Laughing:Come with your chair and may be a piece of paper and a pen to write down whatever seems to you important to remember and ..... a bag of laughs .... and let's hope it will be a nice one !!!!!:BigGrin:


    See you tomorrow!!!:Wink:


    Frankie:Cool:
     
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    JJ is a cheapskate....No fridge !!! Or full of beer !!
    You know where to come my little one !!:Blush::Blush:
     
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    No evil smelling seafood allowed in my fridge...:Wink:

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    Thanks Frankie, count us in, we will be there, anything you need, give us a shout and I will get it.

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    Thank you Frankie, sounds good to us.
     
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    Hi Frankie

    Sounds good, if we need to pick up anything for it tomorrow let us know.

    Pat
     
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    Thanks Frankie, I would love to know how to cook an authentic Paella, see you tomorrow, let me know if you need anything.

    Ginny and Mike
     
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    Looking forward to our spoonfull:thumb:

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    That's good. Do you need me to bring anything? :BigGrin:

    Ivy
     
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    Ok everything is now bought .... but i might need a bit of normal oil to fry the chicken as i bought olive oil for the sea food but forgot about the chicken ... then I thought we woud have enough in the van and ... JJ just told me we have got just a little ! Otherwise all is fine and will be ready to cook at 4.30:Cool:
    YUMMY!!!:BigGrin:



    Frankie:BigGrin::Wink:
     
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    we got oil and everything is ready for you :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Frankie

    Thankyour for an excellent demonstration and the most tastiest Paella I have ever tasted.

    Please let us contribute some money as it must have costed you a fortune.

    Pat and Neil
     
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    Merci Frankie - That Paella was fabulous - you did a great job and you worked really hard - Merci Boco:thumb:
     
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    Frankie, thank you for showing us your way of making a Paella it was delicious, a brilliant demonstration and singing thrown in as well a really enjoyable afternoon. :thanks::clap:
     
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    A BIG BIG THANKYOU FRANKIE

    we loved the paella

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    Loved the paella and the lesson, thank you so much. Plus, I got off of cooking an evening meal, yay :BigGrin: Jane (and Bob)
     
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    Hiya All!

    I was meant to give the receipe of the paella so here you are!


    For 4 people:

    Ingredients: 1 big red pepper (I always choose it dark red, nearly black, it does not taste the same if it is a light red).

    1 big green pepper (same think than for the red one , take it as dark as possible).
    1 big onion

    1 tin of tomatoes cut into little cubes.
    1 tin of peas (i always take tin of peas because their juice is sweet and take rid of the bitter of the tomato)

    4 pieces of chicken
    500grs of mussles (with the shells)
    about 300grs of shrimps without shell
    about 300grs of prawns
    about the same of scipions (vey small calamars)
    and a piece of white seiche (which is a sort of calamar but really bigger.... cuttlefish??? don't know if it is the right word)
    And about 6 king size prawns to decorate along with the mussles in their shells
    Long white natural rice (not basmati or anything like it)

    Salt, pepper, olive oil , normal oil, herbes de provence, safran or if you can't find any curcuma (you 'll find this one either in Spain and in France), and soft paprika.

    You can either fry your bits of chicken in normal oil or cook them in the oven.

    In a big paella pan you cook first the peppers that you have previously cut into square bits + the onionsThey are better on hight fire but they need to cook gently and slowly now and then. You must stir them quite often so they don't get burnt which would spoil all the paella!! . When they got soft (check with a knife) then add half of the tomato tin. keep stiring and add "herbes de provence" all over. When it is well mixed up , put it in a dish and save it for later
    Then , in the same paella pan, put about 3 or 4 tea spoon of olive oil in your pan and cook one by one all the sea food. Salt them a lot so it gives a better taste to the paella. When they are turning gently into a golden colour them keep them out of the fire and save them for later . Add olive oil each time you are cooking a new ingredient . if there is too much sea water in you pan , them take it out with a spoon and save it for later to give more taste to the rice.
    Once all the sea food have been cooked and saved apart you can put back the peppers in the pan .

    You then put the rice in the pan (you might have to add a bit of olive oil as the rice must be greasy!!) i put about 2 full hands of rice per people. When there are a lot I add 2 more hands full "for the pan". Then you put one or 2 little doses of safran (they are usually sold in small doses...if not put them a small coffee spoon of it or a spoon full of curcuma. and half a spoon of paprika. Stir until all the rice is greasy and becomes clear. Then cover with water, and stir now and then , add the tin of peas, all your sea food , sea water, chicken bits and keep it on fire at least 20 minutes.Add water now and then if the juice seems too thick. Taste the rice to see if it's cooked . 5 minutes before the end you add the mussles they you have warmed in a pan so they open nicely to decorate the top of the paella, and as well the kisng size prawns ..... ready ..... Bon appétit !:Wink:


    I hope i didn't forget anything !
    Ask away if you don't get everything (sometimes my english is quite bad!!!:Blush:)


    Amicalement

    Frankie:Smile:
     
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    No - that was just fine Frankie and very clear. I can't wait to try it at home, but I will need to get a big paella pan, or maybe a wok would do? Thank for your hard work.

    Amicalement. :BigGrin:

    Ivy
     
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    Thank you Frankie, you explained it perfectly, I look forward to giving it a try. :Smile:
     
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    Superb Paella pans in the Chinese shop here in Catral ! Go for the enamel ones, not the steel !!:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     

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