05.14.2013

Spanish Paella

paellaI’ve officially been home from our European Adventure for two weeks… and I think I am finally at the end of what I call “vacation sickness.” “Vacation Sickness” is the traveling version of “Home Sickness.” Whenever I return home from a trip, I end up longing and wishing for the culture of the place I just left: the food, the ambiance, the culture, the fashion…. and I’d say it typically lasts about two weeks. In honor of my “vacation sickness,” I decided to make a healthier version of the dish I loved oh so much in Spain: Paella. I scoured the internet for a lighter version of the dish and was delighted when I came across this recipe in SELF magazine. I made some slight changes: I only used shrimp and instead of the recommended spices, I was able to incorporate some of the paella  spices we had purchased from the Boqueria Market in Spain.

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When it was all said and done this dish was perfect! It satisfied my craving for the food of Spain, enabled a lively dinner conversation between the hubby and me about our indulgent dinners on vacation, and left me feeling thoroughly satisfied! This dish is a splendidly light alternative to the traditionally rich Paella recipe. I’d recommend it with some refreshing Cava Sangria for the complete Spanish experience!

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Thanks for reading!

Shannon

Comments

  1. Yummy!! I will definitely try this recipe.

  2. Annette Roberts says:

    I too have always loved paella and this lighter version sounds perfect !!!

  3. John Roberts says:

    Now I am really Hungary. Very nice job!

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