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Winz

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Paella on Bisbee
« on: March 26, 2018, 06:52:29 AM »


Been awhile since I have done a WKC-worthy cook, but I had the opportunity to cook for 15 people yesterday, and decided to do the perfect party dish - Paella!


Bisbee gets the call:











The key to a successful Paella cook is in the prep.  Lots of ingredients, some of which are pictured here:









After cooking the Chorizo, I sautťed up some chicken thighs that were seasoned with oregano and paprika:









Now for the sofrito:  onion, flat leaf parsley, tomatoes, garlic, and bell peppers cooked down till they caramelize









In goes 4 cups of Bomba rice and 13 cups of chicken stock with saffron









Everything into the pool:  rice, stock, sofrito, chorizo, chicken, shrimp, clams, peas, lemons, and some reserved parsley for color









The finished dish.  Served with some good crusty bread and a large pitcher of Sangria.







Cheers,


Winz
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MacEggs

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Re: Paella on Bisbee
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2018, 07:09:49 AM »

I think that this might be beyond WKC worthy Ö. More like magazine worthy !

Looks delicious!  Great to see you dropping by Ö  :D
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Re: Paella on Bisbee
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2018, 08:33:08 AM »
Looks great, @Winz!

Good to see you post on the forum... and good to see Bisbee again!
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mhiszem

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Re: Paella on Bisbee
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2018, 08:48:42 AM »
Itís great to see bisbee again. That paella looks amazing! I need to try one sometime.


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JEBIV

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Re: Paella on Bisbee
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2018, 08:50:22 AM »
What a Picture Perfect Paella
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jcnaz

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Re: Paella on Bisbee
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2018, 09:53:04 AM »
That looks terrific!

How much/what type/what arrangement of charcoal?

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Winz

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Re: Paella on Bisbee
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2018, 11:23:45 AM »
That looks terrific!

How much/what type/what arrangement of charcoal?


Hi JC,  I used 3/4 of a large chimney using Stubbs (although KBB works fine as well).  I like to use briquets for Paella as the heat is more consistent than using lump.  A full chimney is a bit too hot.   Spread the charcoal evenly across the charcoal grate .  Total cook takes an hour, so I lite a 1/2 chimney load about 15 minutes into the cook as reserve heat.  Did not need it this time.


The pan is a 22" paella pan.  Perfect size for the kettle as the handles rest on the rim.  The pan is great for making large breakfasts (eggs, bacon, pancakes, potatoes, etc) as well.


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HoosierKettle

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Re: Paella on Bisbee
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2018, 12:12:53 PM »
I love paella. That looks awesome.

I notice you mention the pan works well for eggs and bacon so I assume smash burgers would work well too?  Iíve gone back and forth between a paella pan or the 17Ē lodge and havenít bought either one. The paella pan would be nice because itís available in larger sizes and I assume lighter?


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MauroBBQ

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Re: Paella on Bisbee
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2018, 12:47:55 PM »
@Winz
Great looking and Iím sure great tasting paella!!!
Where can I get my hands on a paella pan like the one you have?
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Winz

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Re: Paella on Bisbee
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2018, 12:53:47 PM »
I love paella. That looks awesome.

I notice you mention the pan works well for eggs and bacon so I assume smash burgers would work well too?  Iíve gone back and forth between a paella pan or the 17Ē lodge and havenít bought either one. The paella pan would be nice because itís available in larger sizes and I assume lighter?

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I have both the paella pan and the 17" lodge.  Both would work well for burgers.  The paella pan is definitely lighter than cast iron.   Because the paella pan is much thinner, you have to pay more attention to the heat than with cast iron.  That said, you could bank coals on one side of the kettle and have both hot and warm zones on the paella pan.  Cast iron is going to be slower to heat/cool and is going to be more uniform across the surface.  Another consideration is that you cannot do paella (or any other dish with liquid) on the 17" lodge because it does not have a high enough lip.


Winz
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Firemunkee

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Re: Paella on Bisbee
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2018, 05:14:38 PM »
Wow if that is what it is to be WKC-worthy, then I am not worthy! Great cook! BTW that grill is gorgeous! New copper performer goals.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2018, 05:16:38 PM by Firemunkee »
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Re: Paella on Bisbee
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2018, 09:25:07 PM »
Hey @Winz nice to see you an Bisbee in action. Are you practicing for the Bay Area WKC meet on Jun 3rd? :D
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argentflame

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Re: Paella on Bisbee
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2018, 10:38:11 PM »
 @Winz  I remembered eating the paella back in our 2014 meet up. The paella looks great and tasted fantastic. What a treat.

http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/meetups-events/spring-2014-west-coast-wkc-meet-master-thread/135/

foshizzle

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Paella on Bisbee
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2018, 11:19:25 PM »
Great job both on the dish and on Bisbee...what a great looking Weber.

Think I found that paella pan to put on the wish list and it even comes in an 18Ē too.

Garcima 22-Inch Carbon Steel Paella Pan, 55cm https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000QYNSS6/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_kPEUAbGGTH56X





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MauroBBQ

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Re: Paella on Bisbee
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2018, 06:14:15 AM »
@foshizzle
Thank you for the pan info :)


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