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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Kosher Paella

I made a paella tonight, and Googled 'paella recipes' to check a few things. I stumbled upon a recipre that totally blew me away. The list of ingredients mentioned 'kosher salt and pepper'. A few items later, it mentions 'Chorizo.' Now, as far as I know, kosher-ness means no pork. And chorizo is a red sausage made almost entirely from pork.

Confused, I was. So I Wikipedia'ed the hell out of the subject. It seems the term 'kosher salt' is used more or less exclusively in the USA to refer to coarse-grained sea-salt, because it can draw more blood out of meat than common-or-garden salt. (Might write a book sometime about a Jewish vampire). So the kosherosity or not is a complete misnomer.

Just sayin'.

Here's the recipe, obviously by someone who has never been close to the real thing.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Grumpy Goat said...

I can't remember the name of the film, but I do recall this scene.

The Van Helsing character whips out his crucifix to defend against the Undead Lord, who says: "Oy, vay! Have you got the wrong vampire!"

7:48 am  
Blogger nzm said...

Grumpy - that was The Fearless Vampire Killers with Sharon Tate before she got to be more famous dead than alive.

Keefie - is Kosher Salt known as Halal Salt in the ME? Just wondering!

2:01 pm  
Blogger jdk_007 said...

I traveled to Dubai last year for business. What an amazing country.

Many people there can live the life of the rich and famous.
http://www.thelifeofluxury.com

Will be fun to see how it progresses and deals with the growing pains.

2:21 am  

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