Spanish Paella

8 Jan

As mentioned in an earlier post here that I lived in Spain for about 6 months and fell in love with the city, the people, but mostly the food! Why is food the center of attention? I lived with one of my best friends and a born and raised beautiful Spanish girl. Lucky for me I learned how to make Paella Spain’s main dish, a dish they are well-known for. One of the many reasons I enjoy making this dish a side from it being super yummy is I get to utilize saffron, this spice is very delicate and precious, it can cost you a pretty penny, but you can get it for a steal at Trader Joe’s one of my favorite stores. I love the detail intricacy that goes in picking saffron. To produce one kilogram of saffron, it
is necessary to pick 150,000 crocuses ( flowers ).

You can find the recipe here






As always, Carolina Xoxo

8 Responses to “Spanish Paella”

  1. Mitzie Mee January 8, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

    I love paella, and it looks like you really nailed it. What a beautiful color!

    • essentjewels January 8, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

      She totally nailed it, I like to call my sister Chef Carolina.

      • essentjewels January 9, 2013 at 5:24 am #

        Your so cute sis thank you!. XO I’m going to find you a name too :))

  2. essentjewels January 8, 2013 at 9:25 pm #

    Sis, this looks amazing and full of flavor!

    • essentjewels January 11, 2013 at 3:00 am #

      oh sis I wish you were here with me enjoying this dish. I cant wait to see you in August. Soo much fun!!!!!!!!xo

  3. sparkleypinklemons January 8, 2013 at 10:52 pm #

    Thanks for sharing! What part of Spain did you live in?

    • essentjewels January 9, 2013 at 4:56 am #

      Of course anytime. I hope we can inspire you in someway or another :). I lived in Madrid, but traveled to Sevilla, Barcelona, Marbella and Ibiza.

      • sparkleypinklemons January 11, 2013 at 10:37 pm #

        How wonderful! My bf really wants to do the running with the bulls, so we may be making a trip there one of these years.

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