Arroz de Viernes
Servings Prep Time
4People 45minutes
Cook Time
35-45minutes
Servings Prep Time
4People 45minutes
Cook Time
35-45minutes
Ingredients
Rice
Cold cooked salmon
Spice mix
Instructions
  1. Start with the cold cook salmon at least 1 hour in advance to starting the rice. In a glass jar or shaker take the salmon set up and mix/shake vigorously. Spread out half of the mix in a glass dish and briefly place the halved salmon, skin down, then turn over. Cover and set aside.
  2. Start with the cold cook salmon at least 1 hour in advance to starting the rice. In a glass jar or shaker take the salmon set up and mix/shake vigorously. Spread out half of the mix in a glass dish and briefly place the halved salmon, skin down, then turn over. Cover and set aside.
  3. Bring to a boil. Then, add tomatoes and cook until the mixture caramelizes a bit and the flavors meld. Remove shrimp. Fold in the rice and stir-fry to coat the grains. Gently swirl the pan around (do not stir) so the rice cooks evenly and absorbs the liquid – do this only ONCE.
  4. Pour in water and simmer uncovered, and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer 20 minutes. Make sure the paella has a continuous even heat for about 15 minutes. The Spanish touch in technique is to never stir the rice while it’s cooking. This can mean a lot of rotating of the pan if you don’t have an even heat.
  5. That gives us time to grill the salmon! The salmon should have a pale look on the outside of the flesh – a little cold cook. On a medium grill give the salmon a good sear, skin side down. Turn over and let cook until it’s slightly pink on the inside. When it starts to separate, add some of the citrus spice mixture from the cold cook, but make sure to save a little.
  6. When the rice is filling the paella and most of the liquid is absorbed slide the salmon, with the skin side down, on top then circle the filet with shrimp and peas. Pour the last of the cold cook sauce on the top of the salmon. When the rice is cooked, it should look a little shiny on top. Add the sprigs of rosemary and then turn the heat up for 40 seconds until you can smell slightly toasted rice – then it’s perfecto. The ideal paella has a slightly toasted rice bottom called socarrat, or concón in other countries. Remove and let it rest for 5 minutes. Garnish with cilantro and citrus wedges. Serve to good friends and with an Albariño, a lovely Spanish white wine that goes great with this dish. Buen provecho!
Recipe Notes

Arroz de Viernes: "FRIDAY RICE" FOR LOVERS OF PAELLA!

Arroz de Viernes: "FRIDAY RICE" FOR LOVERS OF PAELLA!

Arroz de Viernes: "FRIDAY RICE" FOR LOVERS OF PAELLA!