Spanish Seafood Paella

Recipe by Sageca
READY IN: 1hr 45mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • With a heavy cleaver, chop each breast half into 3 pieces and each leg into 4 pieces.
  • Combine the oil, onion, and garlic in a 12- to 14-inch skillet or paella pan and place over low heat.
  • When the onion begins to sizzle, increase the heat to medium.
  • Add the chicken pieces a few at a time and cook until lightly browned, sprinkling them with a little of the salt, pepper and paprika as they cook.
  • As they brown, move the chicken pieces to the outside of the pan to make room for more in the center.
  • When all the chicken has lost its raw color, add the squid, peppers, green onion, and the remaining salt, and crumble in the saffron. Stir in the rice, cooking for a minute or so to coat it with the oil.
  • Add warm stock to within 1 inch of the rim of the pan (not all the stock may be needed).
  • Arrange the shrimp over the top, and the mussels or clams in a ring around the outside, hinged side down.
  • Cook at a lively simmer until the rice is just tender, about 20 minutes; scatter the peas over the top halfway through the cooking time.
  • The paella may seem a little soupy when it first comes off the fire, but the rice will absorb the excess liquid in a few minutes.
  • Tip:This works well woth boneless, skinless chicken thighs as suggested by YaYa.
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