Paella

For tonight’s dinner, I just finished off a paella I made from a few days ago.

I really really really like paella. Like really. If I see paella on a menu I am automatically drawn towards it. And pretty much any paella I’ve ever tasted I’ve loved. Which is why I decided to attempt it myself.

I used the recipe from the Cooking With All Things Trader Joe’s Cookbook, which includes shrimp, scallop, petit pois, and chicken sausage. Here’s the finished product!

And the obligatory close-up, which shows off the yellow of the rice (from the saffron):

Overall I’m happy with how it turned out. It’s not exactly restaurant-quality, but for a homemade first try I think it was pretty good. I used Arborio rice and I really liked the texture. There are a few things I might try differently next time — such as pan-frying the rice with the other ingredients, rather than simmering.

Oh, and the white wine I used to cook this paella was the Marques de Montanana Viura 2009, from Trader Joe’s. It’s good in the dish and on its own too!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: