I’ve had a bit of a love affair with Spain over the last 10 years – partly to do with the spring break I spent there when I was 20, partly to do with the time I spent on (and dreaming of) the Camino, and partly to do with Spain’s love of pork in the forms of chorizo, jamón ibérico, and the Museo del Jamon. So it’s a bit surprising that I haven’t attempted paella before, right? It’s only the national dish!
I’m not sure if tonight’s dinner was the best representation of said national dish, but it sure smelled killer. It also weighed enough that I needed both hands to lift it in and out of the oven. The chicken was moist and flavorful, and the snow peas had a satisfying crunch. If I were to make this again, I would probably use a LOT less rice – but I’m satisfied with the first attempt!