recipe for Spanish Paella Stock has been reproduced
courtesy of Orce
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Stock - the foundation of any good paella! Spanish
paella needs a good stock both to add flavour and for
your paella rice to work its magic and soak up all those
juices. Meat based paella's such as chicken, pork, rabbit
will require a chicken stock and seafood based paella's
will need a good fish stock - ask your fish monger for
a monkfish head, if they have one this is ideal for
a big seafood paella.
The beauty of chicken stock is that it can freeze and
also utilises every part of the bird - zero wastage.
It is also a handy thing to have in the freezer as there
are a multitude of recipes that require a good stock.
Not so much a recipe below but simply a quick guide
to using that leftover turkey carcass or chicken Sunday
for Spanish Paella Stock
1 Chicken or turkey carcass
1 Large onion
3 or 4 Unpeeled carrots
to make Spanish Paella Stock
the carcass into a large pan and fill with water.
the onion and quarter - add to pan.
Break the carrots into halves/thirds - add to pan.
Add bay leaf and a sprinkle of pepper.
Bring pan to the boil and boil for 3 - 4 minutes then
simmer for 1½ hours (2 hours if using a turkey
the stock has cooled pour through a sieve and compost
the vegetables and bay, discard the carcass. Freeze
using Tupperware boxes or large freezer bags.
stock - ready for the next paella!
with permission of Orce