After a few days of loads of bread and cheese, I was interested to make a dairy-free, gluten-free dinner. What better than cashew nut paella?
I often make vegetarian paella with green peppers and tomatoes, but I wanted to try something without tomato for a change. Instead I tried broccoli and cashew nuts in the rice, along with Sazón Goya for the first time.
Sazón Goya is a ‘Latino’ spice blend which comes in sachets. It’s main flavours are cilantro and annatto – a crazy-looking tropical seed which adds lots of colour to dishes. I was pleasantly surprised by the flavour it gave my dish – not to mention the glorious colour. The paella was so yum, I went back for seconds. (And then thirds. Shush. Don’t tell anyone!)
As I’m not an expert in Latin American food, this was a handy cheat for me! Thanks to Salvo and Raul for introducing it to me.
If you’d like the recipe for this paella, drop me a comment 🙂