Easy Paella Dinner Menu and Recipes

Easy Paella Dinner Menu

Easy Paella Dinner Menu is a special dinner that is very easy to prepare and serve.  A great opportunity to include your guests in the meal preparation and combine the Aperitif course. 

Collage of Easy Paella Dinner Menu dishes

Easy Paella Dinner Menu Gourmet Crab Dip Recipe Avocados on the half shell recipe Homemade Sourdough Bread Recipe Chocolate Pot de Crème Recipe Image Map


We do the wine tasting in the kitchen while I prepare the Shrimp Paella.  Everyone seems to enjoy watching the paella being made.

Wine Tasting of three (3) Oregon pinot noir wines (of your choice)

1st Course:

Gourmet Crab Dip
This is my version of the popular Crab Dip that can be found all over the internet. This crab dip is always popular at gatherings I take it to.

2nd Course:

Avocado on the Half Shell
The opened avocado half makes a perfect small golden cup from which to serve any number of fillings.  Check out my interesting and delicious stuffing ideas.

3rd Course – Main Course:

Shrimp Paella
The amounts of the ingredients used in making paella are relative and it does not matter if you use more of one and less of another or chose not to use some at all.  The vital thing is the preparation of the rice so that it comes out loose.

Homemade Sourdough Bread
I have spent much time experimenting with sourdough to come up with a recipe that I feel can rival the famous San Francisco Sourdough French Bread.  I find that using my bread machine for the kneading process only, saves me a lot of time and saves my wrists.

4th Course – Dessert:

Chocolate Pots de Creme
A chocolate lover’s delight!  This Chocolate Pot de Crème is a very rich and delicious dessert.  It is so easy to make.  I used to demonstrate this recipe on television shows around the United States during my first cookbook tour. Everyone loves it!

Reader’s Comments:

Thanks for posting some great recipes!  My friends and I get together every Wednesday night (round robin style) and cook each other dinner.  Last night I whipped up the Easy Paella Dinner.  I made the crab dip and the shrimp paella.   Everything came out great.  My friends were really blown away.  Thanks again! – Ed Hoboken, NJ (3/22/07)

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