Food Treats: Paella Negra
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Food Treats: Delicious Paella Negra

Food Treats: Delicious Paella Negra

Paella Negra

Whenever I go to Barcelona  one of my favorite cities in Europe – a few things make me feel better than eating a delicious Paella Negra on the terrace of one of the restaurants along the seaside of La Barceloneta.

One of my favorite food treats in Barcelona? A Paella Negra in one of the restaurants along the beach

A variation of the traditional Paella Valenciana, one of the most famous Spanish dishes, the Paella Negra – also called arròs negre – is made with cuttlefish or squid, whose ink gives the rice the typical black color as well as a strong seafood flavour.

For those willing to try and cook Paella Negra, and understand a little bit of Spanish, I found a video recipe that seems well done, although I haven’t tried yet to follow it.


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Travel addict and passionate about photography, Simon Falvo started Wild About Travel back in 2009. Leveraging her strong PR background, she developed an extensive knowledge of Digital Communications and Social Media Marketing. Besides travel writing SImon holds workshops and trainings, she collaborated with tourism boards for digital marketing campaigns and participated as a speaker at several events.

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  • Michael
    Posted at 16:46h, 05 March Reply

    We have great Paellas here in the Philippines, too! There is a Saturday Market here named Salcedo Market that caters savory paella negra. Everybody loves it! For more info, here’s the link:

  • Turtle
    Posted at 14:53h, 27 February Reply

    Yum! Although I couldn’t bring myself to watch the video – I don’t want to know how to make it, I just want to know how long it will take before the waiter brings it to me!! 🙂

    • Simon
      Posted at 14:58h, 27 February Reply

      LOL! I never cooked paella. Just prefer eating a good one prepared by a real expert. I reckon we’ll have to meet in Barcelona some time to have a paella negra together, Michael! 🙂

  • Angela
    Posted at 11:55h, 21 February Reply

    I LOVE this paella, whenever it’s on the menu I can’t resist from taking it!

    • Simon
      Posted at 18:40h, 22 February Reply

      Glad you like it as well, Angela! It would be nice some day having one together. Who knows?

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