With Rice

Winter Paella with Chicken, Meatballs and Sausages

Posted on: 4th Aug, 2014by frenchie

When most of us think about paella and what’s in it, we think rice with seafood and perhaps pieces of chicken and chorizo cooked in a pan of the same name. With a little reading I found that Valencians claim that they invented the dish and according to traditionalists their version is the only one […]


Seared Squid on Spanish Style Risotto

Posted on: 26th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I’ve cooked this several times and have either only used whole squid or a combination of squid, baby octopus and baby cuttlefish. They all work equally well. Inspiration for this dish comes from Spain – the rice isn’t really a true risotto but I didn’t know how best to describe it. Anyway it’s a good […]


Fish with Sorrel Sauce Recipe

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

In the last few months, prompted by the fact that I wanted to try some of the Franchi seeds we sell, I’ve started growing herbs and vegetables. We don’t have much space in our garden so I have a selection of plants in pots. Amongst them are sorrel, chervil and French tarragon in pots. The […]


Rice with Fish Saffron Espelette

Rice with Fish, saffron, espelette, peppers and Alioli

Posted on: 12th Feb, 2014by frenchie

I’m still on a bit of a Spanish thing in what I’m cooking at the moment and this week is about using Spanish rice in a dish other than paella. The inspiration came from a Rick Stein recipe. You can see that I’ve cooked this in a cazuela again and I’ve also used espelette which […]