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What should Else should I put in my paella? Vegetables?

Skipping the shellfish, just chicken.

asked by CristinaP over 4 years ago
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added over 4 years ago

Paella can have many different styles and ingredients. For chicken I'd probably add strips of different colored bell peppers, and maybe even some artichoke hearts.

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added over 4 years ago

In addition to peppers, green peas and or lima beans aka broad beans are also traditional. I don't consider snails to be a shellfish so at least myself, I'd reach for a can of helix snails. Be generous with the saffron threads and the pimenton.

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added over 4 years ago

I like peas, cut up green beans, and/or fresh-cooked artichoke hearts.

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added over 4 years ago

In Spain I have never had two the same. Paella usually features the meat of area Brit seafood or mountain meats. The most popular is a combination. I put in chicken thighs, chopped chorizo, clams, prawns etc. As for the veg, I just put in onion and peas like in mid Spain coastal. Yes you can put in sliced peppers but I would consider a nice salad with veg (julienned carrot, peppers, etc.) and keep the paella close to the Spanish version. Saffron is expensive but a definite requirement. Paella is a dish where the name of the cooking utensil and dish itself have the same name!

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added over 4 years ago

I put peas, bell peppers and sausage along with my chicken (and shellfish).

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added over 4 years ago

Peppers and chorizo... The chorizo will boost the smoked paprika flavour, and the orange fat that comes out will help along the saffron too!