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Paella

  • 16.08.2004.
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 6 – 8
  • 50 min

The most typical of all Spanish dishes, paella, may be prepared in many ways. Almost each family has their favourite recipe, and difference is mostly in a choice of sea fruits.

Ingredients 6 – 8 

  • 200 g turkey filets
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 230 g onions
  • 150 g rice
  • 200 ml white wine
  • 1 teaspoon saffron
  • 1 tablespooon parsley, finely chopped
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 200 g tomatoes
  • 150 g pea
  • 100 g green beans
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 300 g shrimps (without heads)
  • 150 g scampi (whole)
  • 300 g frozen sea fruits
  • 200 g mussels
  • 150 g tin of artichokes
  • 250 g red paprika
  • 100 g celery stalks
  • 1 tablespoon Vegeta
  • For serving:
  • grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation

  1. 1.
    Cut turkey in smaller pieces, and clean mussels. Slice paprika and celery stalks, finely chop onions and garlic. Cut green beans in smaller pieces and shortly cook with pea.
  2. 2.
    Sauté turkey in the hot oil until it becomes brown on every side. Take it out on a plate and keep it at warm.
  3. 3.
    Sauté onions, garlic, paprika, celery and sliced peeled tomatoes in the remaining oil. Pour under little water and altogether overboil shortly.
  4. 4.
    Add sautéd turkey , mussels, shrimps, scampi, sea fruits, artichokes cut in quarters, pea and green beans. Pour over wine, add Vegeta, saffron, pinch of salt and pepper.
  5. 5.
    Cook without stirring for about 15 minutes in a covered casserole at low heat. Afterwards, mix boiled rice and parsley and once more shortly boiled over.

Serving

Paella serve sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

Advice

This dish got its name after a vessel it is prepared in, which has to be wider but not too deep.

Energy and nutritive values

Energy and nutritive values are calculated for one serving (i.e. for 1 person). If it is a dessert, energy and nutritive values have been calculated for 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 421 / 1.760 - -
Fat g 15,37 - -
Carbohydrates g 35,54 - -
Dietary fibre g 4,18 - -
Protein g 31,27 - -
Salt g 0,02 0 0
Vitamin A μg 2.311,21 58 46
Vitamin D μg 33,41 17 17
Vitamin C mg 87,24 116 97
Potassium mg 639,85 17 17
Calcium mg 146,38 15 15
Phosphorus mg 478,71 60 60

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)