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Pat G

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Paella on the Performer
« on: August 06, 2018, 07:15:33 AM »
Finally broke down and ordered a paella pan.  Broke it in with a traditional paella.

Got some fancy ingredients.


Started with some Spanish chorizo.


Then some chicken thighs.


Next I sauteed some onions, added the spices and the grated tomato.


Added the chicken stock, rice, chicken and chorizo.


Finally added the seafood.


All ready to go.


This was some tasty stuff.  I can't wait to try some other dishes with my new pan.  Thanks for looking. 8)
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JEBIV

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Re: Paella on the Performer
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2018, 07:25:30 AM »
Wow that looks delicious, awesome cook!
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HoosierKettle

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Re: Paella on the Performer
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2018, 08:04:54 AM »
That looks great!  Iíve only had paella once that my wife made. It was awesome and I bug her to make it again. She says itís too much work lol. I may have to pick up a pan and try it myself.


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FTTH

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Re: Paella on the Performer
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2018, 01:05:43 PM »
Itís very easy to make you just have to prep things and plan ahead. That looks great Pat.


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qrczak1

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Re: Paella on the Performer
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2018, 03:15:17 PM »
Looks really good!!!

Dimi555

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Re: Paella on the Performer
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2018, 05:09:04 AM »
I have a gas range in the house with a large burner. That's where I cook my paellas (never EVER with chorizo, though. Conejo sure, but chorizo? I mean that's like pouring sangria and grating some manchego on top of the paella. Close to right, but totally wrong.). Sorry, i digress.

Any advantage, besides hanging out outside to cooking a paella on the grill? In Spain,  they typically use propane burners. Just wondering.

Pat G

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Re: Paella on the Performer
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2018, 05:45:58 AM »
I have a gas range in the house with a large burner. That's where I cook my paellas (never EVER with chorizo, though. Conejo sure, but chorizo? I mean that's like pouring sangria and grating some manchego on top of the paella. Close to right, but totally wrong.). Sorry, i digress.

Any advantage, besides hanging out outside to cooking a paella on the grill? In Spain,  they typically use propane burners. Just wondering.

Not sure why you are asking for any input.  Sounds like you got it all figured out.   
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Re: Paella on the Performer
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2018, 06:46:13 AM »
Nice    Paella is a great dish that is often overlooked.   I recently completed my first weber paella (have done many kamado ones) and was very pleased.

Darko

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Re: Paella on the Performer
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2018, 08:16:38 AM »
That looks great!  Iíve only had paella once that my wife made. It was awesome and I bug her to make it again. She says itís too much work lol. I may have to pick up a pan and try it myself.


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I don't understand why people consider paella "too much work".  Once the minimal prep is done, it's a simple dish to cook.

HoosierKettle

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Re: Paella on the Performer
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2018, 08:21:02 AM »

That looks great!  Iíve only had paella once that my wife made. It was awesome and I bug her to make it again. She says itís too much work lol. I may have to pick up a pan and try it myself.


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I don't understand why people consider paella "too much work".  Once the minimal prep is done, it's a simple dish to cook.

You can tell my wife that for me.  It was awesome when she made it. Iím afraid mine wonít be as good.


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FTTH

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Re: Paella on the Performer
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2018, 08:49:36 AM »
 I don't understand why people consider paella "too much work".  Once the minimal prep is done, it's a simple dish to cook.
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I like chorizo in my chicken paella. I guess you can then call it a rice dish if you want. Cooking a paella outside with an open flame is the traditional way to cook paella. Gas burners are used for convenience either because theyíre city dwellers or prefer it like you average gas grill BBQer. I prefer the charcoal and wood method because itís more satisfying for me and the combustion of solid fuel imparts a nice flavor to the rice. Additionally you can close the lid on the kettle to cook the rice and seafood on top without using a newspaper or aluminum foil to finish it off (steam it).


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Darko

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Re: Paella on the Performer
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2018, 09:15:27 AM »
I have a gas range in the house with a large burner. That's where I cook my paellas (never EVER with chorizo, though. Conejo sure, but chorizo? I mean that's like pouring sangria and grating some manchego on top of the paella. Close to right, but totally wrong.). Sorry, i digress.

Any advantage, besides hanging out outside to cooking a paella on the grill? In Spain,  they typically use propane burners. Just wondering.
To answer your second question first; It's because this is a Weber kettle forum, so most of the food we show is cooked on a Weber kettle. Is there an advantage? To us yes... the charcoal adds another layer of flavour that is not there with gas cooking.  Whether most people now cook with propane is irrelevant, because around 40 yrs ago and before most people didn't. They used wood or charcoal.

As for using rabbit, sure that may be more traditional, but chicken is much easier to find. As for Spanish Chorizo sausage, I've pretty much found that as a standard ingredient in any paella recipe I've seen, both from Spain and abroad. Sure there are some without, but not too many.

ClubChapin

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Re: Paella on the Performer
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2018, 08:09:08 PM »
How much charcoal and what vent settings?  Was the bottom of the rice crispy?

Dimi555

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Re: Paella on the Performer
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2018, 11:10:38 PM »
Thanks, Darko. but, this is also a forum where people are often interested in recipe details and [https://www.thelocal.es/20161005/jamie-oliver-messed-with-paella-and-spain-didnt-like-it]. But, whatever, "toe-may-toe/toe-mah-toe". 

I reckon I'll just have to try cooking a paella on the grill to check for that added "flavour."

Darko

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Re: Paella on the Performer
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2018, 09:05:20 AM »
Thanks, Darko. but, this is also a forum where people are often interested in recipe details and [https://www.thelocal.es/20161005/jamie-oliver-messed-with-paella-and-spain-didnt-like-it]. But, whatever, "toe-may-toe/toe-mah-toe". 

I reckon I'll just have to try cooking a paella on the grill to check for that added "flavour."
That was an interesting website. Thank you for that. I didn't realize that Chorizo was not traditional.

As for recipe details, of course we are interested. It doesn't matter how it's cooked, as long as it is tasty. It's just that most recipes are done on a Weber just because that is the main focus of this forum.