I was introduced to the Albert family recipe of paella when J.J. and I got married. His grandmother used her mother’s recipe which she brought from Spain.
Paella, is one of the best known dishes in Spanish cuisine and its root traces back to the Valencia region. Traveling through Spain, we dined at a number of restaurants where each claimed to have the original recipe of Paella Valencia.
Paella is basically a rice dish and its ingredients can vary from seafoods, pork, chicken, longaniza (sausages) to combinations thereof.
Today, J.J. made a paella dish primarily consisting of jumbo shrimps. It was a welcome variation and we all encourage J.J. to try out more paella dishes using mixed ingredients.
Aloha -- Cathi