As much as I love Spanish small plate “pintxos,” there’s a special place in my heart for large format dishes. The feeling of being served a big platter of food meant to be shared amongst loved ones is a special feeling.
Paella is one of these dishes, and I enjoyed seeing it served and eaten by guests while I visited Spain last month! This rice dish is not only pretty (and theatrical- some places went to town on presentation) but also savory. When I was researching how to make this recipe at home, I realized how many steps goes into creating this seemingly simple dish. So below, I’ve condensed the lengthy recipes into the most important steps so that you can have a quality, equally-delicious paella in the fraction of the time.