Sunday, July 20, 2008

A Little Bit of Spanish


2 years of living in California and I have only had paella once. Of off the restaurants in OC, I had to have it at this bar-restaurant at The Block called Cafe Tutu Tango. Im no expert on paella but what was served to me was definitely NOT it. It was soupy and if I can remember it correctly, is white. Well, that will be the last time I ordered paella there. :P


As I was still craving for a good or at least a decent paella but yet not confident enough to make it myself from scratch, I cheated. ;) I got myself this ready-made paella in a box Vigo brand. It has everything including a can of seafood to make the paella myself. I knew the canned seafood wasnt enough so I bought some New Zealand mussels, clams and scallops to add to it.

The result was pretty damn good. My craving has somewhat been fulfilled though mind you, the box is a family size box and enough to feed 4-5 adults. If you want to prepare something quick and yummy, you should give it a try. Just dont forget to add more seafoods of your choice. A lot of them! ;)




10 comments:

ICook4Fun said...

Paella is our fav one pot meal. Its quick, easy and tasty. I like your paella especially with the huge scallops and mussels. I should give this brand of rice a try the next time. Hope I can find it at our supermarket.

Lore said...

Now I crave a good paella too :D. Looks delicious!

Shreya said...

looks great :-)

Mochachocolata Rita said...

woohoho! i love paella! mm mmm mmm!

Yatie_T said...

I always go to spanish/mexican restaurants but never try paella before. :( Didn't know this is a good dish and I will difinitely try this dish.

Salt & Turmeric said...

Gert, let me know if u cudn find it there. il get it for u fr the world market.

Lore, thank u for visiting. pls do come back again.

Shreya, thank u. ;)

Rita, u shud make some too. ;)

Yatie, if u love seafood, u must at least try paella once. usually the dish comes for 2 persons. ;)

Dhanggit said...

this paella looks so simple and yet delicious...hmmm i'll probably do a side trip to spain in the kitchen this weekend :-)

pearly said...

holy sugar .. look so yummy fast and easy too , I love it paella, my big time fever every time we have our holiday in Spain this diner will never miss I go to the point that I will eat them everyday . you can also add chicken tight in too also very yummy .
weldone dear xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sri said...

Ooo..I love Paella too and like you I'm terrified to make it from scratch. Hmmm...maybe I should get that box you got. :D

Salt & Turmeric said...

Dhanggit, modern day living. lol.

Pearly, ur lucky to have had the real deal of paella in Spain! i didnt add any chicken on purpose. ;)

Sri, yup, when im not ready to make something fr scrath, i wud cheat. lol.