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First paella!

10Driver10Driver Posts: 88
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum
Egged my first paella tonight. Didn't get the perfect soccarat that I wanted, but it was very good nonetheless. And it was a lot of fun working on the egg. I installed my high cue grate tonight as well. That along with the looftlighter sure make for a fast easy start.

Mise en place

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Eggin away

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At the table alongside a cucumber jalapeno margarita

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Sorry for the picture quality. I was in such a rush tonight I didn't have the time to grab the regular camera.

Comments

  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    Yummers! Looks Great!
  • STANGOJESTANGOJE Posts: 44
    Looks great, I need to put this on my to do list..
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,754
    Nice job. Is that the recipe by Norberto Jorge from the Naked Whiz's site? Lot of work but oh so rewarding.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs, Humphrey's Weekender, Superior Smokers SS-Two, MAK 1-Star General, Hasty Bake Gourmet, Santa Maria Grill, UDS (Darth Maul), Thai Charcoal cooker, Webers: 18.5" WSM, 22.5" OTG, 22.5" Kettle Premium, WGA Charcoal, Summit S-620 NG

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  • 10Driver10Driver Posts: 88
    Nice job. Is that the recipe by Norberto Jorge from the Naked Whiz's site? Lot of work but oh so rewarding.



    Yes. Although, it was my first time so I omitted the artichokes, green beans, chick peas, and I used jarred roasted red peppers. Just to save a little time and money in case I burned the whole thing to a crisp. Next time I'll def add the artichokes and chickpeas.
  • mr toadmr toad Posts: 668
    kooks wonderful - tasty and such
    mr toad
    In dog Beers - I have had only one !
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,617
    Looks great from here. I keep forgetting I have a paella pan. need to bust that out.

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  • rustypottsrustypotts Posts: 265
    Good job!  I love paella but have never tried cooking it at home.  10Driver, What size Egg do you have?  What size Pan is that?

    I have a LBGE and on Whiz's site he says that a 13.5 in. Pan is the largest that will fit.  Has anyone tried cutting the handles off to make a larger pan fit?
  • 10Driver10Driver Posts: 88
    I have the 13.5" pan from Paellapan.com. There are other pans out there with handles that go straight up and down or you could cut the handles off or bend them. There are definitely ways to make bigger pans fit.
  • rustypottsrustypotts Posts: 265
    Thanks....I think I'll order the 13.5 pan.  I will be the perfect size fr my wife and I.  If I really enjoy making it then I'll go for the biggest pan I can fit on the large.  Paella is great food to share with guests.
  • misumisu Posts: 213
    looking good, love the garlic in the middle idea
  • Good job!  I love paella but have never tried cooking it at home.  10Driver, What size Egg do you have?  What size Pan is that?

    I have a LBGE and on Whiz's site he says that a 13.5 in. Pan is the largest that will fit.  Has anyone tried cutting the handles off to make a larger pan fit?
    I have this one. It measures 15 1/2" The upturned handles allow it to fits the large easily. Typhoon of the UK
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  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,213

    I did a seafood paella on an  xlrg last fall.  The pan was 24" including handles and it worked great, just the top would not close the last inch or so.  No big deal.  Meal was great.

    http://www.greeneggers.com/index.php?option=com_simpleboard&func=view&id=1174114&catid=1

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