Jun 13Paella on Sunday
Sunday is the day for Paella – especially at St Elmo’s in Byron.
It is served with Sangria – despite the weather, that put a smile on our face and a spring in our step for Sally’s birthday.
Paella is to Spain as the Barbecue is to Australia.
It is traditional to have Paella on Sunday, and for it to be cooked outside over a very large pan by the men, as the women deserve one day off. Many non-Spaniards view Paella as Spain’s national dish, though the Spanish consider it to be a regional Valencian dish, from where it originated. The name comes from the Catalan word for pan, which in turn is derived from the Latin word ‘patella’.
The main ingredients of paella are rice, meat, seafood and vegetables. Spanish Calsaparra rice is preferred, if you can source it.
Chef Carlos Lopez makes cooking a Paella look easy in this video from SBS Food Safari
If you really want to get in to making traditional paellas at home in a big way, you can get all the gear you need, including rice, gas rings and pans, from Senor Paella Pans