Ingredients for paella included:
roasted red and green capsicum
The recipe called for saffron, but I didn't have any and instead used tumeric. I knew that tumeric would give the color but not the flavoring but surely the lack of saffron wouldn't make THAT much of a difference would it?
I added some lemon, which perked it up a bit but it was still boring.
My partner added chili powder to hers. I tried it and it wasn't too bad but still not really what I was looking for in this dish. I didn't want spicy, just flavorful. I considered adding curry powder, but again it didn't fit. Besides, I already have so many dishes with curry in them. This was supposed to be something different and new for us. We considered herbs, but vetoed that as well.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can perk up this dish? (I have leftovers) I'm in Brisbane so only stuff I can get in Australia please.
Thanks in advance for the ideas!!