Oregon Wine and Food Pairing
Paella - Ibiza Style
Paella - Ibiza Style
Spanish foods cover a very large array of flavors, colors and ingredients. The first in this series is about Paella. This one is from Ibiza, an island off the east coast of Spain and Barcelona.
Many wines, and many ingredient variations, can accompany this dish. Recommended varietals are spicy red wines such as Oregon Pinot Noirs or Chardonnays or a Spanish Rioja with a bit of a bite to the finish.
A traditional Spanish main dish, paella requires a large, round, covered baking pan with handles.
Ingredients include (but you can alter this any way you please):
2 lbs. meaty chicken pieces
1/4 teaspoon salt
A pinch of black pepper
1 tblspn. olive oil
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup long grain rice (the bulk of the dish is rice so you might want to add more, but the grains expand into more than what you originally see)
1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 2-ounce jar sliced pimiento
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed oregano
1/8 teaspoon powdered saffron (careful, this can be expensive)
1 package frozen artichoke hearts
4 ounces fresh shrimp
8 small clams or mussels washed and in the shell
Cook in hot oil uncovered for 10-15 minutes until light brown, drain fat
Combine chicken, broth, uncooked rice and other ingredients and add a cup of your choice of fine Oregon wine
Simmer covered for 15 minutes
Add defrosted artichoke hearts and seafood, simmer for 10-15 more minutes covered.
Bring to boiling, reduce to simmer
OregonWines.com suggests serving the following types of wine while enjoying Paella - Ibiza Style. Click on a wine type to search our database for matching wines.
||Typically aged in oak, it is dry in flavor, with strong aromas, and has a golden hue. It is also used to produce Champagne and méthode Champenoise wines.|
||A rich, fruity, spicy, and somewhat sweet wine with deep-red hues.|
||A medium bodied, fruity wine with flavors of black currant and plum, and with rich, reddish hues.|
||The flagship of Oregon's wine industry. Pinot Noir is a fruity, peppery, full-bodied wine with deep red hues.|
||A rich, full-bodied wine, with dark, ruby-red hues and with spicy, peppery, rich flavors.|