Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

I made this for the first time last night on an almost dare, my cooking skills are not amazing, I am not sure where the recipe originates, my friend gave it to me, anyway it was amazing, to me anyway! It looks difficult and lengthy but it really is not, just takes time to get it together but I love chopping. Prep and cooking time is estimated.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice the linguica or smoked sausage or chorizo into 1/4-inch rounds, then quarter the sausage.
  2. Marinate the prawns in olive oil which has been infused with saffron.
  3. Season with kosher salt and crushed red pepper.
  4. In addition, other seafood may be added such as clams and mussels.
  5. Cook the onion in half the olive oil until translucent over medium-high heat.
  6. Add the thyme, turmeric, salt and rice.
  7. Stir well.
  8. Add the stock, stir once and set on low heat for about 20 minutes, or until just al dente.
  9. In large sauce pan, warm the garlic in the remaining olive oil and add the diced red pepper.
  10. Add the fruit, sausage and prawns and sauté for one minute.
  11. Add the rum and cook for another minute to burn off the alcohol.
  12. Add the cooked rice.
  13. Toss all together carefully until thoroughly incorporated.
  14. Moisten with a little more stock if necessary.
  15. Mound the paella in a bowl or on a plate.
  16. Garnish the paella with two spears of pineapple, some sliced chives and sliced starfruit if desired.
Most Helpful

This recipe is amazing ! i tried it today and it turned out awesome ! I added spring onions, and green peas to the prawns. I also didn't have saffron so i sprinkled curry powder over the shrimps instead..i also ommited the sausage as i didn't have any..this was a perfect recipe :) thanx alot for sharing :)

NellyVanilly March 21, 2010

THANK YOU! I made this for a friend the other night and she couldn't wait to get to her second bowl. The sweet and spicy flavors make this dish a repeater. I had plenty of leftovers to bring in to work the next and the smell had people from all over the building asking where the aroma was coming from. I couldn't find arborio rice or paella rice. so I just used medium-grain rice. The recipe still came out delicious. Most of the time was spent on preparation.

Dimpelz February 08, 2007

After 6 mojitos, 1 fight, and some great cuban music the paella was done. It is the best thing we have ever cooked together, and the leftovers made everyone at work jealous. We are going to make it a tradition. NOTE: pre-cook the sausage and prawns.

mamacronk June 10, 2005