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Title: got Paella?
Post by: Al Equihua on July 06, 2011, 11:07:58 PM
Hey, there's nothing better thant making a paella (rice cooked in a pan called paella) with a glass of sangria, wine or a homebrew.... specially the last one

im a paella fan and i also make it for catering when my friends told me to do it...
we got a Paella contest and this photo is last years paella and wine festival in Tijuana!!
ill be posting my recipe soon, this year i took my Weizen to the festival... it suppost to be just a Wine not beer but,, i was proud to share my homebrews with my family and friends.

(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff388/ponchoequihua/K-20398_resize.jpg)
Title: Re: got Paella?
Post by: dbeechum on July 06, 2011, 11:48:58 PM
That's one big paella.

mmm...
Title: Re: got Paella?
Post by: bluesman on July 07, 2011, 12:34:02 AM
Holy clamatillos en la sarten batman!

That's one big bowl of arroz Al.  :o
Title: Re: got Paella?
Post by: capozzoli on July 07, 2011, 12:39:11 AM
Very cool! where did you get the pan, looks big.

I have been thinking of making a big paella pan.
Title: Re: got Paella?
Post by: bluesman on July 07, 2011, 12:41:50 AM
Very cool! where did you get the pan, looks big.

I have been thinking of making a big paella pan.

You could probably fit that baby right on your shop table Cap.  :)
Title: Re: got Paella?
Post by: jaybeerman on July 07, 2011, 01:46:07 AM
Oh man does that make me hungry!  Thanks for sharing; I got a little vicarious enjoyment out of it.
Title: Re: got Paella?
Post by: The Professor on July 07, 2011, 02:16:43 AM
That looks incredible.
Can we come over for the leftovers?
Title: Re: got Paella?
Post by: nicneufeld on July 07, 2011, 02:55:42 AM
I love paella, its a very fun dish to do live fire.

Here's one of mine, not quite so pretty!  The wife isn't keen on shellfish so I keep to chicken and chorizo, and veg of course.  It gets its golden hue from being smoked towards the end with the lid on with some hickory on the fire.  Gets a nice crust, too!

Edit: it would help to include the picture!!! 
(http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k2/nicneufeld/Paella.jpg)
Title: Re: got Paella?
Post by: euge on July 07, 2011, 03:20:31 AM
That looks fabuloso. You've fallen in with a bunch of foodies Al.  ;D
Title: Re: got Paella?
Post by: phillamb168 on July 07, 2011, 09:25:40 AM
Mmmmmmm MMM. That looks great. They have paella stands at some of the markets around here, huge, huge paella pans full of the stuff. Can't say it looks better that what you posted Al :-)

My father-in-law does an excellent paella, with the exception of the shrimp. They're head-on, which I just can't stand, and they're way, WAYY too salty. Give me some paella with only chorizo and squid, where the chorizo and some of the rice have stuck to the bottom of the pan and gotten nice and crispy, and I'll give you free beer.

BTW at least living in Europe I can get real chorizo, the rock-hard stuff from spain, and not that sausage-y stuff you guys have out there.  8)
Title: Re: got Paella?
Post by: jeffy on July 07, 2011, 11:31:26 AM

BTW at least living in Europe I can get real chorizo, the rock-hard stuff from spain, and not that sausage-y stuff you guys have out there.  8)

Living in Tampa, I can go to any grocery store and find three or four different kinds of chorizo, some with Spanish only labels.  I like the soft stuff that you have to squeeze out of the casing.
Title: Re: got Paella?
Post by: SpanishCastleAle on July 07, 2011, 11:46:59 AM
Went to Jaleo's in the new Cosmopolitan Casino/Hotel in Vegas and took this pic of the paella station.  He was making Paella Valencia, they only make Paella once a night. I didn't have any, I just had tapas and a clara (beer mixed with lemonade with some rosemary).  We've made it as a big family Christmas Eve dish before, getting the crust on the bottom just right is what sends it over the top.
 
(http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n4/mtbucket_2006/Snapbucket/47b02082-orig.jpg)
Title: Re: got Paella?
Post by: phillamb168 on July 07, 2011, 12:39:36 PM

BTW at least living in Europe I can get real chorizo, the rock-hard stuff from spain, and not that sausage-y stuff you guys have out there.  8)

Living in Tampa, I can go to any grocery store and find three or four different kinds of chorizo, some with Spanish only labels.  I like the soft stuff that you have to squeeze out of the casing.

Chorizo != chorizo fresco [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chorizo]
Title: Re: got Paella?
Post by: deepsouth on July 07, 2011, 12:50:55 PM
wow, that is some great looking stuff.  i bought a pan, but haven't been brave enough to try to make it yet.
Title: Re: got Paella?
Post by: bluesman on July 07, 2011, 01:40:18 PM
I love paella, its a very fun dish to do live fire.
Edit: it would help to include the picture!!! 
(http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k2/nicneufeld/Paella.jpg)

That looks really good nic.

I don't have a pan and haven't tried an authentic recipe yet but would love to give it a shot. Maybe in the fall when the weather cools down a bit. I'd like to use clams and shrimp.
Title: Re: got Paella?
Post by: Al Equihua on July 07, 2011, 02:27:21 PM
here´s last year paella
i put lobsters in it...
thaks for comments!
(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff388/ponchoequihua/100_7262.jpg)
Title: Re: got Paella?
Post by: tschmidlin on July 07, 2011, 05:15:10 PM
That looks awesome.  Missed breakfast, so hungry . . .

Phil, we can get decent chorizo here, the cured stuff.  We can also get the fresh stuff, but I think the dried makes better paella.
Title: Re: got Paella?
Post by: Al Equihua on July 08, 2011, 01:31:32 AM
Very cool! where did you get the pan, looks big.

I have been thinking of making a big paella pan.
i purchased in this site
http://www.hotpaella.com/Departments/Paella-Supplies/Paella-Pans/Traditional-Polished-Steel.aspx
they  got the original paella pan, to a single serving to 200 serving dish

it need some care after every use but it worts...is for lifetime
Title: Re: got Paella?
Post by: Al Equihua on July 08, 2011, 01:32:30 AM
I love paella, its a very fun dish to do live fire.

Here's one of mine, not quite so pretty!  The wife isn't keen on shellfish so I keep to chicken and chorizo, and veg of course.  It gets its golden hue from being smoked towards the end with the lid on with some hickory on the fire.  Gets a nice crust, too!

Edit: it would help to include the picture!!! 
(http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k2/nicneufeld/Paella.jpg)


it looks very tasty!, i love chorizo!!
Title: Re: got Paella?
Post by: Al Equihua on July 08, 2011, 01:35:52 AM
Mmmmmmm MMM. That looks great. They have paella stands at some of the markets around here, huge, huge paella pans full of the stuff. Can't say it looks better that what you posted Al :-)

My father-in-law does an excellent paella, with the exception of the shrimp. They're head-on, which I just can't stand, and they're way, WAYY too salty. Give me some paella with only chorizo and squid, where the chorizo and some of the rice have stuck to the bottom of the pan and gotten nice and crispy, and I'll give you free beer.

BTW at least living in Europe I can get real chorizo, the rock-hard stuff from spain, and not that sausage-y stuff you guys have out there.  8)

people say that paelleros in America (includes Mexico and US) make a better flavor paella than Spain,.. i never been in Spain before but people that got they confirmed that... it seems to be more flavor and the combination of sea food, chicken, pork and chorizo makes the diference

thanks
Title: Re: got Paella?
Post by: bluesman on July 08, 2011, 01:44:32 AM
here´s last year paella
i put lobsters in it...
thaks for comments!
(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff388/ponchoequihua/100_7262.jpg)

Looks tasty...That could feed a family for a week.  :)
Title: Re: got Paella?
Post by: Al Equihua on July 12, 2011, 02:03:30 PM
this is 2008 paella festival...

http://youtu.be/reO9cPcbzGA (http://youtu.be/reO9cPcbzGA)