Awesome Paella Recipe


Paella is a great dish for the Fall and Winter.  I love it because it is pretty simple to prepare and can all be made in one pan.  Most of the preparation can be done in advance which makes it a great dinner dish for entertaining friends.  This paella recipe incorporates sausage, chicken and shrimp but you can substitute whatever you like. Enjoy.      

This recipe should make enough for about 4-6 ppl

For the Paella

1 tbsp Olive Oil
1/4 cup Yellow Onion, diced
1.5 tsp Garlic, minced
1 cup Tomatoes, diced
8 oz Chorizo, ground
8 oz Chicken Breast, diced
12 ea Shrimp, 21-25, peeled
5 cups Calapsarra Rice or Short Grain Paella Rice
10 cups Chicken Stock
Pinch of Saffron
1 tbsp Thyme, fresh chopped
1 tbsp Oregano, fresh chopped
1 tsp Kosher Salt
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
2 tbsp Butter
1/4 cup Frozen English Peas, thawed 


1. In a paella pan, heat the oil and cook the chorizo
2. Remove the chorizo from the pan and with some of the remaining fat, sear the chicken and remove
3. Set the chorizo and chicken to the side
4. In the same pan with about 1 tbsp of the chorizo fat, saute the onions and garlic for about 2 minutes
5. Add the tomatoes and cook for 1 more minute
6. Add the rice and toast the rice lightly while continuing to stir, about 5 minutes
7. Add 8 cups of the stock, saffron, salt, pepper and butter and simmer slowly moving the rice around every few minutes
8. After about 10 minutes, add the chorizo and chicken mixture
9. Simmer and after about 10 more minutes, add the shrimp and fold into the rice
10. Continue to stir gently cooking the shrimp and finishing the rice
11. The rice should be Al Dente so add more liquid if needed
12. Finish with the fresh herbs and peas and mix
13. Let rest a few minutes and serve





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