Authentic Paella has reached our app!
Spanish gastronomy is recognized as one of the richest and healthiest in the world. A variety of dishes have captivated the hearts and palates of people from across the world. But if there’s one signature dish in Spanish cuisine, that’s paella! In this post we tell you about the different varieties of paella recipes, how they are prepared, and the products most sought after by Spanish gastronomy aficionados. Now, thanks to our app, you can give your customers a 5-star experience at home by enabling them to prepare their own paella, just as a real paella master would do. It really is possible! Keep reading to find out more.
We want to give you all the details of this exciting new launch. But first, let’s look at some paella basics to ensure you have all the information you need about this classic dish.
The history of paella:
Paella is a traditional dish originating in the rural areas of Valencia, a coastal city on the eastern part of Spain. The dish began to be made between the 15th and 16th centuries by peasants in the area, with the aim of creating a practical and simple meal using ingredients from the countryside around them, which included rice, fresh vegetables, saffron, poultry, hare (or field rabbit), olive oil, aromatic herbs, and water.
Types of paella:
Every great paella chef has a unique way of preparing this dish. Rice combines well with so many ingredients. But although the original recipe has evolved and expanded over the years, there’s no doubt that the original traditional recipes have something classic and timeless about them, something special that makes them a safe bet if you’re looking to impress your guests.
So, what exactly is the authentic paella recipe? Well, according to the Valencians, there are three main varieties of Valencian paella:
- Valencian paella: Made with rice, rabbit, green beans, lima beans (a native variety known in Valencia as garrofó), snails, olive oil, salt, crushed tomato and paprika.
- Seafood paella: Made with rice, squid, mussel, shrimp, olive oil, salt, crushed tomato and paprika.
- Black paella: Made with rice, cuttlefish, shrimp, squid, mussel, olive oil, salt, tomato, and squid ink.
All rice dishes are prepared with homemade broth to give the dishes the perfect flavour and tickle the tastebuds of diners.
Market realities and trends
In today’s ‘I want it now’ society, quick and easy home cooking has become a necessity. Consumers feel connected to traditional food, and they consider proper nutrition to be a fundamental part of a healthy lifestyle. That’s why people are starting to do more research into what they eat, looking for more natural products, more ‘Real Food’. Knowing how to cook has never been cooler and people are excited to experiment with new recipes.
What kinds of paella can you find in our app?
Until now, in order to enjoy an authentic, satisfying paella, you had to travel to Spain and visit a top restaurant. But now, with our automated export platform for supermarkets that love the planet, that’s a thing of the past. From now on, your customers can enjoy paella in the comfort of their own homes.
Characteristics of ‘the authentic paella’
The product comes pre-prepared and vacuum-packed, with no added preservatives, respecting the traditional quality of the dish and its 100% artisanal process.
A high-quality product that tastes great and is quick and easy to cook.
It is prepared so that the consumer can cook it in just 12 minutes. We seek to simplify people’s lives, save them time, and provide them with a quality dish that doesn’t require complicated methods or hours of preparation (as the original recipe does).
Types of ‘Spanish paella’ and accessories
We have three types of paella: Valencian Paella (with chicken and rabbit as the main ingredients), Seafood Paella and Black Paella.
In addition, you can provide the purists among your customers with high-quality accessories and utensils for the preparation of paella, including an authentic wooden paella spoon and a polished steel paella pan in three sizes: 38 cm, 46 cm and 60 cm; perfect for preparing portions for two to seven diners.
We hope that this blog post has helped you learn more about this traditional recipe. Don’t forget to find out more about our #Allinone services by getting in touch or emailing us at [email protected].