Dear SOS: The paella at Bar Pintxo, Joe Miller’s restaurant in Santa Monica, is better than the paella I’ve had in Spain! Do you think you could get him to share his recipe?
Belinda Gonzalez Santa Monica
Dear Belinda: Paella’s always a perfect choice when you want to dazzle dinner guests but don’t want to spend all your time in the kitchen. Chef Joe Miller’s seafood variation is bright with color and flavor, and can be made in less than an hour. Make it ahead if you’d like; the paella will keep for up to two hours at room temperature before serving, giving you ample time to enjoy your company as well as the meal.