There are two types of food we all enjoy that is cooked on a huge cooking skillet. Those foods you cook on a big cooking skillet are Discada and Paella. There are some differences between the two traditional plates we enjoy eating. Discada is popular in the Northern Mexican states like Baja California, Sinaloa, Sonora, Chihuahua, Durango, and more. As for Paella, it's a Spanish rice dish that is popular around Albufera lagoon of the East coast of Spain.

Back in the day, Paella was considered a poor mans dish that has changed over the years. Paella was created by whatever was on hand to throw in to cook. Today, it is considered one of the most-loved dishes by many including me! I would definitely choose Paella over Discada any day. If you've never had Paella, it is a combination of many ingredients such as meats, seafood, vegetables, and rice. Discada is kind of similar but is only a mixture of meats.

It is rare when my dad decides to make Paella since it is pretty pricey to make. He will actually order certain ingredients all the way from Spain to make it right. His Paella dish includes parboiled rice, bell peppers, shrimp, pork, red onion, scallops, mussels, clams, little drumsticks, chicken wings, Azafran, salt, and chicken broth. Paella has a lof of everything thrown together that tastes scrumptious!