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Paella on the Barbecue

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Paella is a saffron steeped rice dish originating in Valencia, Spain. The traditional ingredients in traditional Valencian Paella include: chicken, rabbit, beans, rice, saffron, paprika, rosemary, garlic, snails and olive oil.

Sticking with a few key ingredients, it's easy to create a Paella to suit anyone's taste. This Instructable does not present a specific recipe, but some tricks we've learned over past few years.You will not find exact measurements. You can find numerous recipes for paella online.

This is a Coloradan's take on Paella. Criticism is expected and accepted.
 
 
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Step 1: Important Stuff

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Some important factors in making and enjoying paella:

1. A Paella Pan - Paelleras are traditionally round, shallow and made of polished steel with two handles (Wikipedia). Prices range from cheap to super-expensive. The traditional steel pans are a bit more maintenance due to the need for seasoning, but the price is much lower. Go with tradition.
2. Saffron - A spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the saffron crocus (Wikipedia). Saffron is expensive, but this ingredient absolutely can not be substituted.
3. Bomba Rice - Bomba is the supreme strain of rice in all of Spain. Bomba absorbs three times its volume in broth (rather than the normal two), yet the grains remain firm and delicious (LaTienda.com). If you can't find this rice at a local specialty grocery store, you can order it online. It's worth taking the time to locate the correct rice.
4. Smoke - Paella is cooked over a fire, smoke adds to the flavor of the dish. Use natural charcoal. Add aromatics, such as orange peels to add to the flavor.
5. People - Shared directly from the paellera, paella is an intimate dish shared by friends and family.

Step 2: Ingredients

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Instead of a Valencian Paella, we created a Colorado paella for this Instructable. These are the ingredients we used to make a green chile paella.

1. Saffron
2. Smoked Paprika
3. Bomba Rice
4. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
5. Roasted Green Chilies
6. Roasted Tomatoes
7. Onion
8. Garlic
9. Pork
jabujavi3 months ago

Without onion and tomatoes and chilies not roasted, probably the best paella in instructables. And I'm a valencian that loves paella.

Bonus point by barbecue but not charcoal, better wood. And there is a no written rule that say "forks for dish and wooden spoon for paella"

mmmmmmmmmm!
jl_sven1 year ago
regards from spain ;-)
ngon quá!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! nhìn mà thèm muốn chêt
wizgirl (author)  tuvantuyensinh2471 year ago
Cảm ơn bạn!!!!