Rebecca’s Winning Seafood Paella

This recipe won the 2nd-place ribbon at the Fallas festival in Valencia described here. Ingredients ½ lb monkfish or other white fish, cubed into 1″ pieces 1/2 lb calamari, chopped into rings 1/2 lb shrimp, preferably with shells intact 4-6 shrimp, with heads and shells intact 1 lb fresh mussels, with scrubbed shells 1 large [...]

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Paella, or Spanish BBQ: A Classic Spanish Family Holiday Dish


Paella originates from my mother’s hometown of Valencia, Spain, and harkens back to the 13th century when the Moors brought rice to the Iberian Peninsula. Cooked in a shallow round metal pan first introduced by the Romans, paella is still traditionally reserved for family gatherings and special occasions. I think of Paella Valenciana as Spain’s [...]

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