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14" Paella Pan (8.5 qt)

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14" Paella Pan (8.5 qt)

Price :
$229.00 $159.95

  • Model: 36151200
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DESCRIPTION

The name paella is the word for "frying pan" in Valencian (from Latin patella). However, the dish has become so popular in Spain that the word paellera is now usually used for the pan and paella almost exclusively for the dish. In the Valencia area, nevertheless, the name paella is commonly used for both the pan and the dish. Paella is usually garnished with vegetables and meat or seafood. The three main ingredients are rice, saffron, and olive oil. Paella is generally cooked in a paella pan, which is a large, shallow, flat pan. First the meat, and then the vegetables are stir fried in olive oil and the rice is added so as to be suffused in the oil. Boiling stock is then added to the paella pan, and reduced by boiling. Once the rice is nearly done, the paella is removed from the heat and left to absorb the remaining water. Traditional paella has a crispy, caramelized, toasted bottom that is considered to be the most delicious part of the dish by the Spanish and most paella purists. This is called the socarrat. To achieve a socarrat, one need only to turn up the heat to high and listen to the bottom of the rice toast. Once the aroma of toasted rice comes from the pan, the heat is removed once again. The paella is ready to be served after having cooled for several minutes. A great recipe can be found here 15x15x3 4.86 lbs