Thursday, June 18, 2009


One night, the girls decided to come over for dinner.  We were all craving for a paella but too lazy to go to a Spanish restaurant.  So we sent the driver to the grocery to buy our ingredients and this is how we did it.  A lot of people get intimidated in making it because it uses a lot of ingredients but if you follow the steps below, I guarantee you a good paella every time.


 4            T                        extra virgin olive oil

1            c                        onions, minced

1            T                        garlic, minced

1            c                        chorizo, sliced

1/2            c                        crushed tomatoes

1            T                        sweet paprika

1            T                        colorante

1 1/2             c                        calrose rice

1            t                        saffron threads (diluted in ½ c hot water)

3            c                        chicken stock

2            pcs                        crabs

200            gms                        shrimps/prawns

200            gms                        clams/mussels

2            pcs                        pimiento – sliced


1.       1.  Saute onions in olive oil  on medium heat

2.     2.  Add garlic and sauté until fragrant.

3.     3.  Add chorizo

    A4.  Add crushed tomatoes

2.     5.  Add paprika and colorant

66. 6. Add rice, sauté for 2 minutes

1.     7.  Add the saffron water, then add the chicken stock

2.     Allow to simmer for 15 minutes

1.     8.  Add the seafood and arrange over the paellera.

      9.  Add the pimiento.  Cover and simmer on low until done, about 20 minutes.

Serve paella with lemon wedges.


Verão said...

Yummy!! I am so linking to this blog! Thanks, Aileen!

arcbam said...

hi there
what is colorante?