Paella was the one dish Ron always got at our favorite restaurant here in Portland. He was just heartbroken when they closed :) Honestly, I kid you not. The reason he was so sad was because of the Paella - it was his favorite dish. Loaded up with chorizo, shrimp, squid, mussels, and clams - a huge pan full of deliciousness. What was this blogger left to do? Yup, exactly try to make it at home. I was nervous, actually very nervous but the result was fantastic - so when Martin from the ENOFYLZ Wine Blog asked who would be blog about Paella Day it was an automatic "Aye". How could I resist, plus Martin is making a wine suggestion...
I knew that Ron's arm did not need to be twisted let me just say, that the girlies were not that excited about it. They devoured all of the chorizo amongst themselves, as well as a bunch of the rice...oh, and it was so nice and crusty. By the way, I do not have a Paella pan but use my well seasoned cast iron pan which worked beautifully.
Take a look here it is in progress...
Can you tell what all the goodies? There are chicken drumsticks, a couple of baby back ribs, and chorizo....Oh yes, absolute deliciousness in the making...and here it is mixed Paella for Paella Day. Packed with not only chicken drumsticks, chorizo and baby back ribs but also clams as well as shrimp. Be sure to visit ENOFYLZ Wine Blog to get all the recommendations to go with your Paella
Oh, yes I almost forgot the recipe. Let me disappoint you a little today by linking in the recipe I have been using these last couple of times. But, there is no need to be sad because this recipe is absolute perfect. I made a couple of additions this time by adding the chicken drumsticks, as well as four individual baby back ribs.
- Brown chicken, together with the ribs after browning chorizo,
- Remove browned chicken and ribs from pan before adding the onion, garlic, and pepper
- Add chicken, and ribs back to the pan once the rice, and broth are added
- Proceed with rest of the recipe....
Enjoy and Happy National Paella Day