One thing we often get asked is how you cook the perfect Paella?
There are of course many tips and tricks, many detailed in this blog. But how do you instantly tell if the Paella chef knows what they are doing?
For us, the main question is “Has the Paella been garnished with FRESH LEMONS?”
We believe you should NEVER serve fresh lemon wedges with your Paella as the expensive flavour of the saffron will be ambushed. Grilled lemon wedges are however an option. Many recipes say garnish with lemons, but we believe this to be bad advice.
So… if you see a Paella with Fresh Lemon wedges the chances are:-
- They have may not used Saffron, so don’t care about ambushing the flavour.
- They may have no idea about how to cook Paella authentically.