When in Rome… actually I was in Spain so I thought I’d have a go at paella. I didn’t have my favourite recipe with me but there was one in a guide book in the apartment I was staying in and I could remember a few things.
I chopped a very large onion and fried it in a pan with some olive oil, curcumin and smoked paprika. Then added chopped garlic and a large chopped tomato. I added a large slug of sherry and cooked the toms down a bit. Then I added around 150g of wild rice and some stock then cooked slowly for 20 mins. When it was nearly cooked I added some arame (seaweed), butter beans, peeled broad beans and halved black olives. I served it with a bit slice of lemon and some fresh chopped parsley. It was OK but more like a risotto; I had a veggie paella in a restaurant a few days later…
In case you are wondering, I just tucked in and was half way through when I thought of Vegan MoFo and how I really should be taking photographs of my food!
The theme song for this holiday was Piggies by the Beatles.