Friday, September 14, 2012

Daring Kitchen - Paella

Blog-checking lines: Our Daring Cooks’ September 2012 hostess was Inma of la Galletika. Inma brought us a taste of Spain and challenged us to make our very own delicious Paella! 

One of the things that I find amusing is that whenever one of these cooking challenges calls for a slightly obscure or random piece of kitchen ware, it often turns out that we already own it.  Homemade pasta?  No problem, we have a pasta roller.  Need to steam something in a bamboo steamer? Sure thing.  Need to cook rice in a huge, shallow pan that serves no other purpose?  Of course we have one of those too.

Hilary inherited her Paella Pan from her Granny.  She's made wonderful Paella's a few times over the years, but now it was my turn to give it a try, thanks to this month's Daring Kitchen Challenge.

Paella is a rice dish that usually includes chicken, pork, and seafood, but can contain a variety of proteins.  I used chicken, chirozo sausage, shrimp and mussels.  Unfortunately I didn't let the mussels cook long enough and we ended up tossing most of them.  Luckily they had been on sale so I was only out $2.00.  Even without the mussels it was delicious.




Be sure to check out the full recipe with step by step pictures over at the Daring Kitchen.

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