In Valencia, paella is cooked over an open fire, tended to by a cadre of men who fuel the flame with orange-tree branches and pinecones to infuse the rice with a woodsy aroma. It all sounds terribly romantic. And terribly impractical to try at home.
But with a few tweaks that harness the power of a backyard grill, your private chef can make the perfect paella —smoky and savory with a nice that prized layer of crisp, charred rice on the bottom.
The word "paella" refers to the pan it's traditionally cooked in. As for that rice, we use Bomba, a Spanish short-grain variety that can absorb three times its volume in liquid without turning mushy or starchy. The ideal rice is crispy on the bottom and fluffy on top, not sticky.
But a good paella doesn't stand on rice alone. You'll also need to master the art of sofrito, the sauce at the base of paella. Traditional versions involve braising finely diced onions, garlic and grated tomatoes in olive oil until they fall into sweet submission. Ours gets gentle heat from ñora chiles, plus a pinch of smoked paprika and saffron, too.
Once all the flavors have soaked into the rice, serve a bit of everything straight from the pan. Keep plenty of lime wedges on hand to brighten things up.
Every step is fairly straightforward, but there are no shortcuts to great paella. Be prepared to put in a little work. But the fragrant shrimp- and sausage-packed results are definitely worth it.
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- KEY WEST AVACADO TOMATO ARUGULA SALAD WITH LEMON VINAIGRETTE
- SEAFOOD PAELLA WITH MAHI MAHI, SNOW CRAB, LOBSTER, FRESH LITTLE NECK CLAMS, WILD CAUGHT SHRIMP, MUSSELS, DRY SCALLOPS, FREE RANGE CHICKEN, ALL NATURAL CHORIZO, SAFFRON, WHITE WINE, PIMENTOS, LIME
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TRADITIONAL SEAFOOD PAELLA
Paella Rice, White Wine, Saffron, Mahi, Clams, Shrimp, Mussels, Chicken, Chorizo, Saffron, White Wine, Fish Stock, Pimentos, Lime,
May Also Incude: Snow Crab Legs, Lobster, Little Neck Clams, Calamari, Octopus, Dry Scallops
Lobster, scallops, shrimp, octopus, mussels, mild chorizo, brandy, fresh herbs
PUERCO Y POLLO
Roast pork, chicken, chorizo, smoked paprika, fresh herbs
Large selection of fresh vegetables, Olive oil,
sea salt, Spanish smoked paprika, Soy Chorizo,
Sofrito, short grain Spanish rice, vegetable broth infused with saffron,
bay leaves, peas, pimentos & artichokes.