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A Girl Called Jack by Jack Monroe

A Girl Called Jack by Jack Monroe

Author:Jack Monroe [Monroe, Jack]
Language: eng
Format: epub
ISBN: 9781405915403
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Published: 2013-03-04T00:00:00+00:00


TIPS: If, like me, you are a big cheese fiend, add grated Parmesan or another hard strong cheese on top of the courgette slices before popping into the oven.

To make it extra special, add chopped pieces of bacon to the mixture. Fry the bacon first in the sauté pan, then add the onion and rice and follow the main recipe from there.

SORT-OF PAELLA

The star of the show in this paella is the simple coloured rice, cooked al dente, accentuated with bright red tomatoes and little green peas. This recipe is delicious on its own, or can be used as a base. Feel free to add chopped peppers, seasonal vegetables, any meat or fish of your choice, a glass of white wine, a splash of sherry – whatever your budget or your cupboard will allow. But for me, nothing beats a fistful of tiny little prawns, half a cup of peas and a spoon to eat it with.

Traditional paella uses saffron strands to colour the rice, but I use bright yellow turmeric powder instead. This is a fraction of the cost and much more versatile, as it can be used in Saag Aloo (see page 137), Simple Spiced Potato Soup (see page 54), and many, many curry recipes besides. Traditional paella also uses a fat short-grain rice, but I use the ordinary long-grain store cupboard stuff because it’s what I have to hand. And a rice is a rice is a rice, as far as I’m concerned.



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