Portuguese Paella

Total Time
1hr 3mins
15 mins
48 mins

Years ago I was married to a Portuguese girl for 12 years, and this is a dish her mother used to make.

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  1. Rinse chicken pieces and pat dry with paper towel.
  2. Season with salt and pepper. Saute chicken and ham hocks in 1/4 cup of olive oil until golden.
  3. Remove chicken, leaving ham hocks in pot, and saute garlic, onion and rice for a few minutes.
  4. Add chicken back to skillet on top of rice. Tuck in seafood and sausage.
  5. Add chicken stock or broth, wine, saffron and bell pepper. Cover and simmer 20 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle peas on top, and cover again and continue to cook an additional 10 minutes and serve.