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The ingredients of Spain: Paprika and Saffron

saffron

Photo from Sandy Cadiz-Smith; post

Half my family is from Spain, so I grew up with many wonderful Spanish dishes, my favorite being Paella. One of the key ingredients of Paella is saffron, so when I read this article, I knew I had to share it with you.

All paellas have as a base saffron rice, usually cooked with a sofrito made from tomatoes. Traditionally, paellas have seafood, but which kinds of meat — sausage, poultry, beef, seafood — depends on the region. I like making mine with Spanish chorizo, chicken and shrimp, with artichoke hearts. The next time I make one, I’ll share it on this blog!


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