How To Make Paella

How To Make Paella

Paella recipe. This traditional Spanish dish of seafood, chicken, rice and spices can now become a treat in your own home with this easy to follow recipe. Our Paella recipe is simply delicious!

INGREDIENTS

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RECIPE

Serves
4
Prep =
15m
Cook =
1h
Total =
1h:15m
Temp =
180° c  -  360° f

Step 1: You will need:

  • 40 ml olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 50 g Spanish chorizo sausage, diced
  • 2 boneless chicken thighs, cut in cubes
  • 300 g short grained rice
  • 120 ml white wine
  • 800 ml chicken stock
  • 1 tsp saffron threads
  • 100 g peas
  • 8 large prawns, peeled and head still on
  • 2 squid, cut into rings
  • 200 g clams
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper
  • lemon wedges
  • 1 30cm paella pan
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • 1 sheet of aluminium foil

Step 2: Begin the paella

Put the paella pan over a medium to high heat. Once it has heated up add some of the oil and then the chicken pieces. Season with salt and pepper. Fry for a few minutes, stirring occasionally to help even cooking. Add the chorizo and stir in. Let it cook for a minute. Add the onions and mix them in. Add the red pepper, garlic, tomato and then the rice, stirring them all in well. Add the wine, saffron and the paprika. Mix it all together. Add enough of the hot chicken stock to cover all the ingredients. Bring it to a bubbling simmer. Lower the heat slightly, so that it cooks whilst still gently bubbling. Cook for 7-10 minutes until most of the liquid has been absorbed, but not all.

Step 3: Add the seafood

Add the clams, pushing them under the surface with your hands, to ensure that they cook. Lay the prawns around the pan, then the squid. Sprinkle the peas over and season with salt and pepper. Cover the pan with foil. Let it cook for 3-5 minutes more. Turn off the heat. Let it stand for a further 5 minutes, still covered with the foil.

Step 4: Serve

Remove the foil. Heap a generous portion onto a serving plate. Garnish with some lemon wedges and your paella is ready to serve. It goes well with fresh bread and a glass of wine.