For those of you without Spanish friends (your missing out), paella is a Spanish rice dish cooked in a wide shallow dish over an open fire. The word “paella” may come from the Arab word “baqiyah”, which means “leftovers”. Basically you throw everything you have in the kitchen (including the sink) into the dish and cook it (chicken, dish, lobster, Cuban sausage, peas, shellfish, etc).
If you ever need to gain 15lbs in 30 minutes go to a Cuban party!! They will feed you till you explode. Then, they will give you deserts and wine to finish off the "punishment." What a way to go!!
|Oh, I can feel the stomach pain already!!|
The friend's dogs laid under the cooking paella all day to
grab the "accidental" falling goodness.
|Adding the finishing touches|