SEA FOOD PAELLA
A SPANISH DELICACY A LIL COMPLICATED TO MAKE BUT ILL TRY N SIMPLIFY IT FOR U
THIS IS NOT MY PIC…its a pic taken from a spanish restaurant by one of my followers
100 grams firm white fish ( by firm i mean a fish like monk fish..in hindi its rawas) fillets
100 grams squid, cleaned n cut
100 grams cuttle fish cleaned n cut
100 grams mussles
100 grams shells ( any kind of shells will do)
10-10 big prawns with the shell on
salt to taste, paprika and a big pinch of Nitu Didi pure spanish saffron
green peas, a handful and a bit of chopped capsicum
in a paellla pan or similar pan ( see pic)
put abt 8-10 tablespoons of oilive oil, the oil shd spread throught the whole pan..and make half cm layer. in this u add 1 chopped onion and 5-6 flakes of garlic and sautee it, do not let the onion change color. add 2 grated tomatoes, and stir this all well. Then you add the capsicum and the green peas and some salt ( do not add too much as the sea food is salty) and add paprika powder ( half teaspoon) and about quarter gram of Nitu Didi pure spanish saffron. add ur firm fish fillet and the squid and cuttle fish. fry till fish is done. add 3 cups of fish stock ( fish stalk is made by boiling prawn shells and fish heads and tails in water with a bay leaf some white wine ( 2 tablespoons) and some pepper corns. boil it for abt half hour and strain, the liquid is fish stock).
bring the fish stock to boil, check seasoning.. u mite need to add more salt and maybe some more saffron. then u add 1 cup of rice ( this is simple fat grain rice) on top of this u place ur shells and mussles ( see pic) and arrange the prawns to make a design.
let it cook without covering till rice is done and liquid has been evaporated.
PLS DISCARD ANY SHELLS THAT HAVENT OPENED UP.
if u dont get either squid or cuttle fish it doesnt matter, u can omit it n add more fish fillet.
if u dotn want shells its ok
u can peel the prawns if u dotn want it with the shell…just add them 5 minutes b4 the rice is cooked or else they will be verry hard
I HOPE I HAVE EXPLAINED THIS WELL
serve with lemon wedges ( see pic)
serve with a good white wine :P