Paella Spice Mix

A special blend of selected herbs & spices for seasoning Paella, an internationally-known rice dish which originated in the fields of Valencia in eastern Spain.  

Saffron, the spice that also turns the rice a wonderful golden color is an essential part of the dish.  From its beginnings, Paella has been a dish that gathers families and friends, or entire towns to celebrate events.  Paella is truly a dish for festivities. 

 


Recipes


Usage Suggestions

Use half a teaspoon per cup of stock using your favorite casserole recipe.


Contains

Sweet, mild and smoked paprikas, salt, onion, garlic, rosemary, black pepper and whole saffron stigmas.


Background

The word paella means "frying pan" named for the large frying pan like implement used to cook it, made of iron or steel, which must have no more than 5 or 6 cm of depth.  A traditional paella pan is a necessity. The pan is sometimes called a paellera, a large, flat, open round steel pan with handles.

Today paella is made in every region of Spain, using just about any kind of ingredient that goes well with rice.  It may contain chicken, pork, shellfish, fish, eel, squid, beans, peas, artichokes or peppers. Use half a teaspoon of Herbie’s Paella Spice Mix per cup of stock using your favorite recipe or follow the recipe below: