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Outdoor Cookery Valencia Style - Paella Mixta Recipe

by Chef Joseph Yacino June is the the beginning of Summer here in the northern hemisphere and it is also the when we celebrate the longest day of the year,  Skt. Hans as it is known throughout Scandinavia or St. John’s Day is celebrated with bonfires, and outdoor cookery.  Originally I wanted to do typical Norwegian fare, but after speaking with a dear friend I learned that the traditional foods have given way to “International Fare”.  Spain has a huge exPat Norwegian community and  Florida was founded by the Spaniards in 1513 by Ponce de Leon who led the first European expedition.populations.  So I thought I would  offer one of my favourite dishes from Valencia Spain, Paella. Paella was originally a peasant dish, cooked over an open fire in the fields and eaten directly from the pan.  Originally snails were the main protein used as they were plentiful in the fields.  Occasionally rabbit or duck would be added and if you were really well off chicken. Every Spanish mother

Paella Mixta Recipe

June is the the beginning of Summer here in the northern hemisphere and it is also the time when we celebrate the longest day of the year. “Skt. Hans”, or St. John’s Day, as it is known throughout Scandinavia, is celebrated with bonfires and outdoor cookery.  Originally I wanted to do typical Norwegian fare, but after speaking with a dear friend I learned that the traditional foods have given way to “International Fare”.  Spain has a huge expat Norwegian community, and Florida was founded by the Spaniards in 1513 by Ponce de Leon who led the first European expedition.  So I thought I would  offer one of my favourite dishes from Valencia Spain, Paella. Paella was originally a peasant dish, cooked over an open fire in the fields and eaten directly from the pan.  Originally snails were the main protein used as they were plentiful in the fields.  Occasionally rabbit or duck would be added and - if you were really well off - chicken. Every Spanish mother claims to make the best paella