Archive | February 2012

Spanish Chicken Paella

Spanish Chicken Paella


By Kira

Paella is a rice dish originated from Valencia, Spain. Its made from special bomba rice, which has nice aromatic fragrant. Other key ingredients are saffron to add colour to the dish, good quality olive oil, chicken/seafood, spanish chorizo and vegetables.

I got inspiration for this dish ever since I tired at the taste of spain festival. Here is my attempt of chicken paella.

I used bomba rice for base, saffron and spanish chorizo for colour, Olio del Castello extra virgin olive oil, chicken and vegetables such as red pepper, garlic, tomatoes and peas and optionally white wine. It tasted delicious and was so aromatic.

Tortelloni Salad

Tortelloni Salad


By Kira

Quick and easy tortelloni salad. It gives a different dimension to the way of having tortelloni pasta.

Prep time :5 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Yield: (2 servings)

Ingredients
Tortelloni pasta1 pack
garlic1 clove ~ minced
olive oil2 tbsp
celery1 stem ~ chopped coarsely
red pepper1/2 ~ chopped coarsely
baby corn2 kernels ~ chopped coarsely
green olives10 ~ chopped coarsely
basil leaves10 ~ 15 leaves
dried parsley3/4 tsp
sherry vinegar1/2 tsp

Instructions
Prepare the vegetables.
Place 1 tbsp of olive oil in a the frying pan under medium heat.
Add the minced garlic and let it cook for a minute.
Now, add the celery, red pepper, baby corn and let it cook for 3 minutes. Stir it frequently.
Remove the pan from heat. Add the sherry vinegar.
Leave the vegetables to cool down a bit. This gives us enough time to prepare the tortelloni pasta.
Cook the tortelloni pasta, according to pack instruction. This may take 2 to 3 minutes.
In mixing bowl, add the cooked pasta, mixture from frying pan, 1 tbsp olive oil, dried parsley, green olives, a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix them throughly.
Serve the salad topped with basil leaves.

Its delicious. The crunchiness from the vegetable goes well with the soft pasta.