Friday, 20 August 2010

Vegetable paella

Despite buying a copy of Yotam Ottolenghi's Plenty about three months ago, I only today got around to making a recipe from the book - vegetable paella. A version of the recipe is available on the Guardian website, where it appeared two years ago. I highly recommend it.

Like many Ottolenghi recipes, this one looks quite intimidating at first. The list of ingredients is long and frighteningly precise. A quarter of a teaspoon? That kind of lightness of touch goes against all my instincts, and I have to fight to force myself to follow the recipe. It is well worth setting such concerns aside, however. Despite the multitude of ingredients, this recipe is quick and easy to make, and the precision of measurement results in a perfectly balanced and incredibly tasty end result. Try it.

1 comment:

  1. Just made this - very yummy, even without the broad beans. My tomatoes didn't wilt like yours and Yotam's... Might use a higher heat next time.