Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Paella with Chef Magda Pablos

Chef Magda Elisa Pablos has always had a fondness for cooking paella and the people who love to eat it– in this case 12 hungry students who were totally mesmerized by the entire process from start to finish.

Three chefs are better than one so Magda called in David and Alejandra Oliver from Queretaro to help teach the class. Some tricks we learned: add enough but not too much water to reduce everything so the broth takes on all the flavor of the dish; never cover the paella when you’re cooking it to help retain its “al dente” texture; don’t stir once the stock is added to ensure the socarrat (golden crust) forms on the base and use a spoon, not a fork, to eat it. A bowl or a plate is totally your call.

Paella is a Sunday lunch dish and following class, lunch was served on the spacious lawn at Chef Magda’s home in Atascadero, complete with wine.

Chef Magda Elisa Pablos’s next class will be on making Mole Rosa de Taxco, a traditional sauce from Guerrero, on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Meal is served with Spiced Rice and Orange-Cointreau Flan. Call or WhatsApp to book +52 777 523 8741.