Guest Recipe: "Spanish Paella" (Rice with seafood)

Please meet our Guest Blogger: Aquileana from “La Audacia de Aquiles” from Argentina.
Hello, everyone! I am delighted to be here.  Thanks so much Esmé for hosting this great blog.
I was thinking: The idea of a Recipe Hunter made me think of the Greek Goddess Artemis (Diana is her equivalent in Roman Mythology). Artemis was the most well-known “huntress goddess”, so I am sure you can see the analogy.

The recipes Esmé presents are not only tasty but mainly, easy to prepare, which, given the “hecticness of Life” is certainly a great thing!
Before presenting my recipe, I´ll briefly introduce myself. I am Amalia Pedemonte AKA Aquileana, a blogger, settled in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I studied to become a Lawyer. I also did courses of Geography and, prior, for Primary School Teacher.
As a blogger, I mainly write about Mythology, with a clear emphasis on Greek Mythology.
English is my second language, so, if you´ll drop by my blog, you´ll find lots of posts in Spanish among my archives, as well. I have been blogging in English for at least three years, now.
Well then, no more preambles. Let´s move directly to “The Spanish Paella”. I will present you a relatively straightforward and healthy recipe. Try it for yourself,  I am sure you will like it!
Spanish Paella:
1 tablespoon olive oil (you can use sunflower seed oil, as well)
1 onion, (chopped)
1 red pepper (previously sliced)
250 grams of uncooked paella rice
2  tablespoons of Saffron (it makes the rice look yellow and gives it a tasty flavor!)
1 tablespoon of Paprika
850 ml hot vegetable stock
400 grams seafood mix. (You can use mixed seafood, or fresh seafood: squids, prawns, Peeled mussels, etc)
Lemon juice, equivalent to 1 lemon
1 garlic clove, sliced. (Add it alongside the onion and pepper)
A chopped leaf of parsley. (Add it before serving)
Preparation Time:
40 minutes total. (Easy preparation and healthy recipe)
Servings: 4
Heat the oil in a large saucepan and soften the onion for 5 minutes. Add the pepper (and if you want, the garlic). Cook still 2 or 3 more minutes. Stir in rice and cook for 2 minutes, while stirring it.
Pour in the stock, add the saffron and paprika and bring to the boil. Cook, uncovered, over low heat, for 20 minutes, stirring once and then.
Add the seafood and cook for 5 or 10 minutes. Done!.
Once the seafood has finished cooking, you can add some chopped parsley. Lastly, squeeze the lemon juice over top of the seafood rice just before serving.
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  • Christy B
    Posted at 10:25h, 06 December Reply

    Mmmm paella! I had this dish recently made for me and it was delicious – I’m a lover of shrimps and found the dish to be filling without being too heavy. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us, Aquileana/Amalia 😉 <3 Hi Esme, this is another great guest blogger you've featured here!

    • Aquileana
      Posted at 14:14h, 06 December Reply

      Thank you Christy! 😀 Yes, it is a delicious dish: I agree with you! … Sending love <3

    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 17:36h, 06 December Reply

      Thanks Christy – I love her posts and recipe – Need more, yes for sure need more of same Aquileana

  • Suzanne [globalhousesitterX2]
    Posted at 11:17h, 30 November Reply

    We are in Spain for 3 months so I will have to cook up a Paella. Looks very yummy!!

    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 18:13h, 30 November Reply

      WOW – Enjoy your time in Spain and the Paella

    • Aquileana
      Posted at 18:20h, 30 November Reply

      Excellent… Spain is always a good pretext, I am guessing! 😉 Best of luck! 🙂

  • ►Greek Mythology: “Pandora and Helen of Troy” / “Collaboration with Carolee Croft”🍎.- | La Audacia de Aquiles
    Posted at 06:46h, 30 November Reply

    […] I was delighted to be over at Esmé´s blog “The Recipe Hunter” to share a tasty recipe. This is such a great blog for all Food Lovers!. You can find many easy, delicious and healthy dishes. Here is my post: “Spanish Paella (Rice with Seafood)”. […]

    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 18:15h, 30 November Reply

      Dear Aquileana – Thank you very very much for the kind words and linking – Love it and you’re always welcome to do more Guests posts, so just drop me a note and I will be happy to share it.

      • Aquileana
        Posted at 18:19h, 30 November Reply

        I <3 your blog, ESmé!… Thanks so much for the offer. I will certainly do! … Hugs 😀

  • amindfultravellerblog
    Posted at 20:32h, 29 November Reply

    Ahhh, always looking for a good paella recipe. Thanks Aquileana and Esme. Xx

  • Aquileana
    Posted at 12:23h, 29 November Reply

    Thanks so much for having me over, dear Esmé….
    I love how the post looks and you do such a great job with you blog!. Remarkable… I´ll spotlight it on my blog soon :D… Hugs and best wishes to you! <3

  • roijoyeux
    Posted at 11:13h, 29 November Reply

    I love paella, My parents have a Spanish-French friend and he used to make paellas for us when I was living with my parents and ate it with us almost every Saturday evening !

  • shehannemoore
    Posted at 06:33h, 29 November Reply

    Aquileana, what can I say, except it is amazing to see you here with a wonderful recipe? Sure to be truly Spanish, if it is from you. For those who don’t Aquileana’s beautiful blog, it is well worth a visit. Thumbs up Esme. Thumbs up xxxxxxxxxx

    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 06:45h, 29 November Reply

      Thank you my friend – I am so delighted to have Aquilleana as a Guest and hope for more Guest Posts from you all. This is for sure an awesome post and recipe.

      • shehannemoore
        Posted at 14:44h, 29 November Reply

        It is awesome in every way. Mind you I expected no less cos the lady is awesome. I will get you another post soon Esme, I haven’t been well xxxxxxx

        • cookandenjoyrecipes
          Posted at 17:07h, 29 November Reply

          Mwah – not well is NOT good – hope you will be better soon my friend

    • Aquileana
      Posted at 12:25h, 29 November Reply

      Thank you for the words and shout-out, dear She!!!. So kind. Hugs! 😀

      • shehannemoore
        Posted at 14:45h, 29 November Reply

        I wouldn’t NOT shout you out, you brilliant lady xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Osyth
    Posted at 05:25h, 29 November Reply

    I was in Barcelona last weekend and was reminded how much I love Paella …. you inspire me to make one. I will follow your recipe and raise a glass from France to Argentina 🙂

    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 06:46h, 29 November Reply

      Wonderful thank you, Osyth. I think that this should be on my menu as well this weekend.

    • Aquileana
      Posted at 12:20h, 29 November Reply

      Merci beaucoup!…. 😀

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