Saturday, April 5, 2014

5 Apr 14 (Sat) - Seafood Paella and Orange-Lemon-Honey Drink

Had this craving for seafood paella for quite a while and finally decided to make it today. Made some adjustments to the amount of ingredients that I had used previously and the result turned out to be much better.

I made the seafood broth using four mussels with shells and 400ml water. Brought the broth to a boil before simmering it for about 10-15 minutes. While simmering the broth, grated half of the yellow onion, one small tomato, minced two cloves of garlic, washed the mussels, scallops, cooked crab meat and rice. Previously I used 300g of rice so this time I reduced it to 200g and soaked it for about 10-15 minutes before using.

After the broth was done, I started the actual cooking using the Happycall Pan as a paella pan. Heated up the pan, pour in some olive oil, fried the grated onion till soft and brown before adding the tomato pulp, minced garlic and rice. Fried on high heat for a couple of minutes then spread the rice across the pan before adding in the broth. I used some broth to dissolve the seasoning before adding into the pan and then added the rest of the broth into the pan to cover the rice. Brought it to boil before lowering the heat to let it simmer and this time I didn’t shift the pan much during the cooking. So I was able to use the time to make the detox juice – Orange-Lemon-Honey drink.

Seafood Paella in Happycall Pan
Orange-Lemon-Honey Drink

When the rice was soften, arranged the scallops and mussels on the rice and cover the pan again to cook for a few more minutes. Finally added in the crab meat, covered the pan, cooked it for another minute before turning off the heat and let it stand.

Orange-Lemon-Honey Drink (Serves 2)

2 Sunkist Cara Cara Oranges, peeled and cut into small pieces
Juice from 1/2 a lemon
2 tbsp honey

1.  Blend oranges and lemon juice together till smooth
2.  Add honey and blend for 1 minute before serving

The seafood paella looked good and tasted better than my previous attempt. Took some photos of the fruit of my labour before eating it together with my detox drink.

No comments: