Paella Valenciana, the real, authentic Valencian paella, has rabbit, chicken and peas in it. No seafood at all, neither chorizo or sweet corn.
However, you can sorder a paella de marisco (seafood paella), arroz al horno and other types of rice dishes, but the original recipe is with rabbit and chicken meat. Delicious! 😋
And traditionally you use the wood of an orange tree to give it the characteristic flavour of the traditional paella.
Therefore, if you see a “paella” out of the oven, it is not a paella Valenciana.
Spain is huge and very diverse, and although you problably get a Paella in the whole country, it is not the national dish. It is typically from the Valencian community.
And that is, what we call Seafood Paella in North Europe. It is served with seafood and fish. By the way… “Senyoret” is the Valencian word for “young gentleman”.
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