Here you will find an authentic Seafood Paella recipe which is one of the most well-known dishes of Spain. Paella is to be enjoyed with family and friends and symbolizes the importance of gathering the people you love all together.
Apex has put together a traditional Paella Kit which includes its unique pan, traditional Spanish paella rice and authentic seafood paella seasoning from Valencia. We have also featured our best-selling award winner Mueloliva Extra Virgin Olive Oil, because here at Apex we value quality and excellence.
Heat the extra virgin olive oil in the pan, add the strips of pepper and fry until they start to soften. Remove and reserve for garnish.
Fry the fish or the meat portions at medium heat until they are brown and add the tomato, garlic and parsley already crushed. Add also the pulses and vegetables and mix everything properly.
Add the water and when it starts boiling just add the rice, distributing it evenly over the pan and add also one sachet of LA Pote natural seasoning for seafood paella, season to taste with salt and garnish the paella with the strips of red pepper before reserved.
Cook for around 20 minutes, turn off the heat, cover the pan and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.
One part of rice and three parts of water - 25 ml extra virgin olive oil per 100 g rice. The heat should be evenly distributed under the entire base of the paella pan.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Rice is the base ingredient for this preparation and while there are many varieties nowadays, it is recommended to stick to a local produced rice of medium grain that will cook itself absorbing the broth or stock without any need of steering (opposite to other famous rice preparations like risotto)
The Extra Virgin Olive Oil: It is well known the health benefits the extra virgin olive oil and it makes a perfect ingredient to add a healthy fat to any preparation. It is often regarded as liquid gold, being a treasure of the Mediterranean gastronomy and has been appointed as one of the key elements that contribute for one of the largest life span in the world that the Spanish people enjoy.
Saffron and Spices: Saffron is a very unique and key ingredient used in the Paella, it is present in any variety of the paella preparation, and while it is regarded as the most expensive spice in the world, the good thing is that even being that expensive the quantity needed is minimal. Sadly being such an expensive product and due to the difficulty for the consumer to evaluate the quality or to know what to expect is has been historically adulterated so it is important to use saffron from a reputed long stablished brand. Other spices are used in order to enhance the flavour of different preparations; some of them are paprika, clove, nutmeg, rosemary, thyme…