I am so grateful that my parents are foodies - I cooked this paella from childhood memory on Sunday afternoon. It was just like cooking an elaborate risotto.
I started by chopping heaps of vegies - garlic, onion, capsicum, tomato, asparagus, zucchini and preserved lemon.
It took a while to prepare, but while it was on the stove I could do other things like wash dishes and clean before the cleaner came on Monday.
And it turned out pretty damn great for my first go. Smokey and lemony and so colourful. I loved it and will be making it again - maybe with more seafood.
How beautiful does it look?!