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"Make-ahead" paella?


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"Make-ahead" paella?

arlenemae | | Sep 23, 2009 10:03 PM

My husband and I are throwing a Spanish dinner party this weekend and we will be starting with some hot and cold tapas first.

We're only making a few hot tapas and they are pretty easy to prepare and cook quickly (Champiñones al ajillo, Gambas al Ajillo, Pimientos de Padrón) so it shouldn't be a problem cooking those after the guests get there. However, I also want to make a paella as the main course, but do not want to be stuck cooking while everyone is having tapas.

Will paella still be ok if I let it sit in a warm oven for about an hour or will it dry out? Is there anyway to do most of the cooking for the paella and only do minimum cooking at the end?


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