On a recent trip to Puerto Vallarta, I had the opportunity to watch a chef make a lovely paella. Sadly, a typical paella recipe involves food I can't eat, so like many of my recipes, this is a modified version designed with my allergies in mind.
1. You will need a very large pan for this recipe. A good paella pan is preferable, but any wide, deep pan will do.
2. Goya Sazón with Azafrán is an inexpensive alternative to pure saffron which can be found in the Spanish or Mexican food section of some grocery stores. If it's not available locally, you can use a few pinches of saffron instead. Put the saffron into the cup of chicken broth before you start chopping your veggies, and it'll have plenty of time to soak out the full flavor.
3. Since cold steamed lobster and crab are generally what's available locally, I just throw them in when I put in the tomatoes and peas to warm them up. But for this recipe, I noted the places where raw crab and lobster should be added, to be true to the chef's directions.