Cooking for 2p is mostly more difficult than cooking for 4p. Knowing that one of my rules is ‘no waste’ and another rule is variety, I cook the ingredients in a different way. The original paella recipe was based on couscous instead of rice. Instead of considering to reduce the choice of vegetables, I skipped the carbs. It become a super simple, healthy dish, but I can hardly call it a paella.
Instead of broccoli or bimi I bought a fresh cauliflower. Instead of chicken or a vegetarian alternative I could buy a super fresh sea bass.
Wash and chop the cauliflower. Clean and chop 1 large bell pepper. Spread on an oven dish. Mix with 1 table spoon of curry powder, 4 chopped garlic cloves, 1 chopped chili, 1 table spoon of dried basil. Bake in the oven at 180° for 30-40 mins. Stir now and again.
Prepare the sea bass ( cleaned by the fish monger). Make a few incisions in the fish. Spread some dried basil, oil, pepper and salt. Fill the tummy with lemon. Put on baking paper. Bake in the same oven during the last 20-25mins.
Finish with fresh basil.