Sunday, 11 October 2009

A tribute to Keith Floyd

If you're from the UK and perhaps even if you're not then you'll probably have heard the sad news that Keith Floyd, TV chef, one of my food heroes and all round great guy died on September 14th. He was one of the first people to make cooking shows entertaining rather than just educational, his passion for food, his flamboyance and his willingness to visit unusual places and put himself in strange situations made his programmes unmissable TV. He will be sadly missed.

If you've never seen Keith Floyd then here's a classic Floyd moment.

As a tribute to Keith Floyd I made this Andalucian paella using his recipe. The recipe is quite basic, it's what I would consider to be a traditional recipe.I browned some chicken pieces in a paella pan, added rice which is cooked with onions and peppers in chicken stock for flavour. Then saffron and turmeric were added for both flavour and to give the rice a fantastic golden yellow colour. Just before the rice was cooked I added prawns, mussels, tomatoes and a handful of chopped parsley.Paella is undoubtedly one of my favourite dishes, it's brilliant for sharing if you have friends over. Just put the pan in the middle of the table with lemon quarters for squeezing over and let everyone dig in!

You can find the recipe for Keith Floyd' paella here.

8 comments:

Katie said...

this looks wonderful! A great dish and a great man!

The Caked Crusader said...

I remember his show and his "quick slurps"!
Your paella looks most inviting!

Anne said...

That paella looks sooo delicious! Really fantastic colouring too!

Keith will be missed by us all.

Christina said...

Great tribute! This definitely would be a meal for a crowd because not only is there plenty of it, it also looks wonderful.

Pam said...

I love paella but still have never made it. This looks delicious.

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

I think Floyd would have approved heartily of your choice of the paella, Sam. Great stuff - and so wonderfully colourful!

I do hope you had a glass or two of wine with it?

Foodycat said...

It looks wonderful! A great tribute to an irreplaceable man.

Anna Kiss said...

Love it, I always make Floyd's paella and lost the recipe that I hastily scribbled down while watchign it once, so this page is great! thanks