Day 17 ’Get Your Jelly On’: Seafood paella

Seafood paella with chorizo

Seafood paella with chorizo

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The last two weeks have really been a revelation for us because we have pushed our culinary boundaries in search of recipes to fulfill our “Cuisines of the world” journey.

The popularity of paella to the Spanish is like risotto to the Italians or nasi lemak to Malaysians.

We have thrown paella parties at home because Mysaucepan loves this dish for its distinctive flavours that is brought out by using saffron, that ever so expensive ingredient that is required only in small doses.

Before we get into this beautiful Spanish recipe, guess what we received in the mail last week??

Redisland Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Redisland Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Redisland Australia has sent us a case of their beautiful olive oils! For this recipe, we have chosen to used Redisland Australia Extra Virgin Olive Oil because they have a good range of quality products. In addition, this company is a Gold Partner with the National Breast Cancer Foundation of Australia.

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For this particular blog post, we have only cooked a small portion of paella in a regular pan. In order to cook a really good paella, we would suggest using a large paella pan which is also great for entertaining because the pan can be used as a serving plate on its own as we have done in our paella parties at home.

Redisland Extra Virgin Olive Oil and paella pan

Redisland Extra Virgin Olive Oil and paella pan

More importantly, the hallmark of a good paella is the soccarat or crusty and flavoursome layer that forms on the side and bottom of a large paella pan.

Day 17: Seafood paella

Seafood paella with chorizo

Seafood paella with chorizo

Our recipe below is to cater for 4 people or more. For more details of this recipe, please visit our paella party recipe here.

This paella obviously lacked the full flavours and aromas of the ones that we make in the large paella pan but nevertheless, it was still very good. Extra virgin olive oil is one of my favourite ingredients to cook with and an extra drizzle of Redisland’s EVOO on the rice just before serving it is absolutely heaven!

Not only is this olive oil healthy, it has a beautiful flavour and dipping freshly baked bread into this oil is another way to taste its wonderful flavour and aroma.

Seafood paella with chorizo

Seafood paella with chorizo

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17 Responses to Day 17 ’Get Your Jelly On’: Seafood paella

  1. Again, mmmm, paella! :-) Lucky you for getting all the lovely oil!

  2. Ann says:

    Seafood Paella? OMG you are AMAZING! That is stunning and it looks SO good!

  3. Loooove Redisland oil. Such a depth of flavour. The paella look awesome!

  4. I do like seafood paella, especially the crusty rice bits :-) I hate it when I get a bad paella with mushy rice.

  5. sugarpuffi says:

    im amazed by your creativeness! paella! whoa!!

  6. Cakelaw says:

    This has to be the cutest way to present paella ever!

  7. Hannah says:

    You know, just a little bit of oil. Just to use here and there. Just a little. 😉

    Love paella! I don’t know if I’ve ever had a truly authentic one, but I love ’em all the same!

  8. Sissi says:

    Sometimes I have this impression that you are able to put every dish in the world into this cone! It looks wonderful!

  9. Oh this one’s sounds great too! Lucky you to get such great quality produce to use in your terrific recipes too :)

  10. Winston says:

    Lovin your food around the world series! Gonna look out for that brand of EVOO in my local supermarket =)

  11. Oh, this I loved! And how generously is Redisland Australia to send a whole case of olive oil.

  12. Mmmm.. that paella looks so drool-worthy. It’s a dish so close to biryani, and I love its flavors and delicious textures :)

  13. I’m loving that fork and presentation of this paella! It’s always my favorite dish and this looks really fancy~~~ (I will need several plates to make me fulfilled! hehe)

  14. Such a cute paella, love it!

  15. cubie says:

    The idea on “Cuisines of the World” is brilliant!

  16. I just realized that I never made paella myself. 😯 Time for changing that!

    I love the fork.

  17. Sharn says:

    A good paella is one of the best things in the world! And the rice in this looks so flavoursome.

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