Saturday, April 17, 2010
I always enjoy spending time with family and friends down the beach, fortunately they are all very patient, which is great when there is a need to take a quick pic! I thought I would share one of our lunches. I will blog on how to make a Paella in the future, not as difficult as you are lead to believe, it's like doing anything, a high level of patience and common sense is more important than a high level of skill!
Fresh seafood and seasonal fruits are always are a great start.
Paella is a great starter as the weather gets cooler, the pans are easy to find, Casa Iberica in Hoddle Street, Collingwood has a large range of Spanish cooking items along with fantastic jamon, cheeses, white marinated sardines (boquerones) a personal favourite. In Spain they are a popular tapas, eaten simply between good bread, yum! Tapas bars in Spain are great fun, reasonably priced and full of variety, we went on crawl while in Spain, not a pub crawl as such more of a tapas one. We went in search of the best tortilla, I must confess most of them were pretty good, but you never know what's around the next corner, needless to say we turned a lot of corners!
Paella, grilled eggplant, roasted peppers, vine ripened tomatoes, good bread and the obligatory glass of red.
Definitely something to smile about!