Tonight, I decided to make paella.
I hadn’t made it in ages and I am partial to chorizo and sticky rice so it had to be done.
Emma smelled the chorizo being cooked and asked:
“Mum, are you cooking bacon?”
She wouldn’t admit it but she is getting a taste for good bacon.
She is an Irish born and bred girl, after all, it was just a matter of time until it happened :-).
I said: “No, Emma, it is not. I am cooking Spanish sausage.”
She then went, out of the blue,
“Oh, Spanish sausage! OLE!”
When did this child of mine become such a polyglot?!?
This is my recipe, in case the picture made you hungry for it:
Add 400 gr. of turkey steak, bite size, to a frying pan with two tablespoons of virgin olive oil.
When your turkey is nearly cooked, add chorizo cubes. I bought mine from Tesco, comes in a very handy little 200 gr. box. Let it cook together with the turkey for about 5 minutes.
Add 400 gr. of risotto rice. Start adding hot chicken stock(I used about one liter) to the frying pan, ladle by ladle, stirring often and making sure the liquid evaporated before you add more. Make for creamy rice in the end.
Once your rice is nearly cooked, add prawns(optional), green peas and a dash of lemon.
Remove the pan from the heat. Add fresh/frozen/dry parsley.
I mean, voila!