Saturday, 24 January 2015

Perfect Paella and Patatas Bravas

This is one of my husbands favourites and with a bit of tweaking (to the recipe not the husband obv!) I've made it syn free. You can add chorizo into the recipe if you wish but it's 10 Syn's for 100g

2 chopped chicken breasts (roasted with some lemon and garlic)

2 chopped peppers

4 chopped onions

2 handfuls of Green beans

250g paella rice

3 (ish) pints of chicken stock

Seasoning to taste... Garlic, turmeric, saffron, salt, pepper, chilli


  • Soften the veg in a paella pan or just a big pan if you don't have one)


  • Add the paella rice and fry for a minute until the grains go a bit pearly


  • Add the stock, seasoning and chicken


  • Stir occasionally and allow rice to cook and water to absorb,

now start your patatas Bravas...


Patatas Bravas

6 potatoes

1 tin of chopped tomatoes

A healthy pinch of dried chilli flakes and a big spoon of garlic

  • Cube and parboil Potatoes
  • In a separate pan simmer the tomatoes chilli and garlic (keep them on simmering so they get thick)
  • Roast the potatoes with some fry light
  • When potatoes are golden and a bit crispy pour the tomato mix over the top and return to the oven for 10 minutes

Boosh you are done, this serves four, pahahahahahaha who am I kidding? You just eat as much as you like it's all free! Don't forget there's lots of speed veg in here but you can add more or have speed fruit salad for dessert.






  1. That looks very yummy - love paella although have never tried doing patatas bravas so will have to give these a try too :-)

  2. Mmmmm I love Spanish food - never made our own though! We really should make the effort #NEbrilliantbloggers