Paella: know/eat/like it?

Discussion in 'Food & Beverage' started by ysabel, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    I've had three paella conversations this week from people who haven't heard of it (and I was genuinely surprised) so I figure there might be more who don't know. :lol:

    Paella is one of my favorite dishes. It's Spanish (or Valencian) rice dish that usually consists of white rice, green vegetables, tomatoes, olive oil, saffron, and may have meat (chicken), or seafood (depends on which paella it is). If you like rice dishes, you should try this. It's a bit long to cook and even those who like paella would rather eat it than cook it so I suggest you try tasting the ready made ones first.


    It looks something like this:

    Seafood Paella

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    Chicken Paella

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    So if you don't know about it, now you do. Up to you to try taste it and find out if you like it. :)
     
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  2. icegoat63

    icegoat63 Son of Liberty V.I.P. Lifetime

    I'm definitely up to try it. I've looked around and found some easy-novice recipes for it that I'll have to give a whirl this weekend. Unfortunately we dont have many Spanish based restaurants here (only Mexican :hah:) so for me to try it I'll have to do it myself. Fortunately the Spanish and the Mexicans use alot of the same ingredients so I wont have to much trouble finding fresh resources.
     
  3. Mihael_langley

    Mihael_langley Formerly "Maikeru"

    Haha the name got me confused ^^

    We adress that dish as Valencian Rise, so when you asked me about Paella i didnt really connect.

    Its very good specially withn Green whine
     
  4. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    Maybe they have a Mexicanised paella. :lol: Or ask kim if she heard of it and just keeping it from you, haha. I think they might have it in Mexican restaurants. They've been under Spain for some time and must have influenced their cuisine too.
     
  5. icegoat63

    icegoat63 Son of Liberty V.I.P. Lifetime

    I may try that out to... if anything just ask one of my mexican buddies.

    so how is it pronounced then?

    Pie-A-Luh
    Pie-Yuh
    Pie-A-Yuh
    Pay-Luh
     
  6. AnitaKnapp

    AnitaKnapp It's not me, it's you. V.I.P. Lifetime

    I love Paella. I've always wondered what nationality the dish was. I never knew. They would have a stir fry version of it at the cafeteria here at work, and unfortunately I think they've discontinued it. Mine usually had the rice, green onion, tomato, black olives, shrimp, and sausage. I feel like I'm forgetting an ingredient though. I attempted to make this at home, and failed miserably. It was not good at all. Which is unusual, I'm usually very gifted in the kitchen.

    It's this one.
     
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  7. AeonFlux

    AeonFlux I am the edge!

    I've only had paella once, but I did really enjoy it. I remember it taking quite a while to cook though, and saffron is a bit expensive and hard to come by around here.
     
  8. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    Oh LOL, it's like aluminium/aluminum all over again.

    I just found out it's part of the list of words of disputed pronunciation. :lol:

    Worse is, I pronounce it differently from those. :rotfl: Pah-el-yah, haha.
     
  9. AnitaKnapp

    AnitaKnapp It's not me, it's you. V.I.P. Lifetime

    Well if it's a Spanish dish, then that would make the l's silent. =P
     
  10. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    I mixed the Spanish and French pronunciation. Too bad it doesn't make me correct for both. :lol:


    That's so true. I have a tiny vial of saffron at home and it costs way more than my other spices in bigger containers. But paella doesn't taste the same without it so I didn't go cheap and leave that ingredient off.
     

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