Paella, a traditional Spanish cuisine

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It was Fall 2022 and we anticipated a Mediterranean cruise departing from Barcelona. We spent four days in this awesome city and got to taste the Paella, which is a local cuisine in one of the many fine restaurants.

Paella is a traditional Spanish dish that originated in the Valencia region. It is a flavorful rice dish typically cooked in a wide, shallow pan called a paellera.

Seafood paella

The main ingredients of paella include rice, saffron, olive oil, and a combination of proteins such as chicken, rabbit, seafood, or a mixture of all of them. Vegetables like tomatoes, green beans, and artichokes are often added, along with various seasonings and spices.

Seafood paella

Paella is known for its vibrant colors, rich flavors, and the characteristic crispy layer of rice at the bottom called “socarrat.” It is a popular and delicious dish enjoyed by many around the world.

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