Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Thursday March 15, 2007

Delicious paella salad. Oh man, so good. We barely had any leftovers and everyone loved it. I love making this dish; it is so tasty and easy to make. Recipe follows...

In a large pan, saute:

2 T. extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 lb. kielbasa (or chorizo)
1/2 lb. shrimp
1 T. of garlic
2 C. diced red bell pepper


1/2 lb. orzo
4 Roma tomatoes, sliced into rounds and seeded
1 c. frozen peas (add to orzo right before draining the pasta)

Mix vinaigrette:
heat 3 T. of white wine vinegar
3 T. of fresh lemon juice
add 1/4 t. of saffron threads, crumbled
allow saffron to steep for at least 10 minutes in warm liquid

whisk in 1/4 C. of mayo
1 t. of minced garlic
1 t. of powdered sugar
1/2 C. of extra virgin olive oil

add salt, pepper, and cayenne to taste

mix together contents of saute pan with the pasta and peas
add vinaigrette
toss and garnish with chopped scallions
serve cold

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