Paella cooked on the barbecue makes for a leisurely outdoor party.
Garlic Shrimp
Chicken Paella Valenciana from the Barbecue

Simple Seafood and Sausage Paella


Olives

Sliced baguettes

Green Salad

Watermelon

Flan

Spanish Sparkling Wine

Espresso
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Credit: James Carrier

Prepare all the ingredients beforehand, then cook the paella while guests nibble on tapas and watch the proceedings. If you want a lighter, contemporary seafood paella, choose our simplified stovetop version. Either dish makes a great party centerpiece. The barbecued paella and the seafood version feed five or six people as a main course. If you have a few more guests, offer more substantial tapas (appetizers) and smaller paella servings. (5 or 6)