Paella isn’t something that comes up often in conversation – unless you live in Spain, I suppose. As delicious as the dish is, it is something I rarely think about and even more rarely prepare. I’m not sure why that is because it does have something for everyone – seafood, sausage, chicken, saffron. Perhaps I don’t make it because of the seafood; hubby just doesn’t partake. I could omit it but that would be shame, so I guess that’s why it doesn’t come to mind. Until now.
Coincidentally, my sister and mother and I were talking paella just the other day. We talked about whether a special pan is needed, what we would substitute for chorizo, if we wanted to, and the price of saffron. Well, what should be front and center on Foodnetwork.com today as I started a little search for something interesting?
Yep, paella. I think I’ll give it a try this weekend and see if I can make “with and without” versions for hubby and me. I’m a big believer in coincidence and clearly the food elves (or whatever else is in charge of such things) are pointing me toward paella. A few tapas wouldn’t hurt anything either, and maybe a small glass of rioja too…hmmm, I smell a theme coming on.