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Paella Tension: Well-cooked, little flavor


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Paella Tension: Well-cooked, little flavor

Steve A | Mar 2, 2002 01:54 PM

Spanish/Tapas place on 31st St and 34th Avenue in Astoria (El Boqueron) knows how to cook seafood. I haven't had such tender calamari, scallops etc in awhile. This is a rare thing at Spanish Restuarants in NYC. que no? I always get overcooked paella and it's damn frustrating!!

Unfortunately, from what I can tell, they don't really know much from seasoning. The Paella Valenciana was kind of bland. I think all it needed was some ajo or something -- but it was dissapointing.

But I wrapped it up and took it home and I have to say ... the next day for lunch was an absolute treat. added some garlic and some kickin hot sauce. yumm.

So nice to not have overcooked seafood.

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