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Paella, one of the best-known dishes in Spanish cooking, has a reputation as a daunting dish to prepare, That just ...

  • 1/4 cup Achiote Oil
  • One 3 to 4 pound chicken, cut into 10 pieces
  • Fine sea or kosher salt
  • Freshly ground balck pepper
  • 6 chorizo, andouille, or any smoked garlicky sausages (about 1 1/4 pounds), cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup Sofrito
  • 1/4 cup alcaparrado or coarsely chopped pimento-stuffed olives
  • 1 pound large (about 20 per pound) shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 4 cups long-grain rice
  • Bottled clam juice or Chicken Broth (4 cups)
  • 1 dozen littleneck clams, cleaned and soaked in a cornmeal bath
  • 1 pound mussels, scrubbed
  • One 10-ounce package frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup diced (1/2 inch) roasted red peppers, homemade or store-bought
4.5/5 (45 Votes)

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Not your traditional paella, which takes a very long time, but a really delicious one

  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into chunks
  • 4 tbs olive oil, 1 Tbs paprika, 2 tsps dried oregano, salt & pepper
  • 1 lb or more cooked chorizo sliced diagonally 1/2 thick (can use linguica or
  • 1 large Spanish onion, medium diced
  • 1 large red bell pepper (or 4 small red, yellow & orange) cut into medium dice. Can add a poblano or jalapeno also.
  • 4 large garlic cloves diced
  • 2 cups aborio rice
  • 1 large pinch saffron threads; 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes (I use the one with the spicy jalapenos in it)
  • 1 qt. low salt chicken broth
  • 1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1 lb scallops (feel free us substitute any shell fish (mussels, clams) In a pinch I use all shrimp
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed ; 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
4.5/5 (39 Votes)

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In a small saucepan add half of the chopped onion and the wine and place over a high heat

  • 1 Large Red Onion, finely chopped
  • 150 ml White Wine
  • 16 Cleaned Black Mussels
  • 1 tbsp Good Quality Olive Oil
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 Red Capsicum, (Pepper) diced
  • 1 100g Slice Jamon, (Serrano Ham) diced
  • 1 Spanish Chorizo, thinly sliced
  • 1 Large Vine Tomato, peeled* & diced
  • 2 Pinch Cayenne Pepper
  • 240 g Medium Grain Rice
  • 500 ml Chicken Stock
  • 1 Pinch Saffron Threads
  • 180 g Frozen Baby Peas
  • 4 Cleaned Baby Octopus, sliced in half lengthways
  • 320 g Firm White Fish Fillet, cut into pieces
  • 16 Large King / Tiger Prawns, peeled & deveined with tails intact**
  • 2 Lemons, halved, to serve
  • 1 Handful Parsley Leaves & Tender Steams, torn, to serve
  • Smoked Sea Salt & Back Pepper
4.9/5 (7 Votes)

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This was the winning recipe of the 2012 Paella Lover's United contest held anually in Austin Tx by Jesse Romera

  • 1 cup of Bomba rice
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 1/3 red bell pepper chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1 small Spanish chorizo finely sliced
  • 8 mussels
  • 1/2 lb of medium shrimp
  • 1/4 lb squid tubes sliced
  • 3 cups chicken stalk
  • 1/2 tsp Spanish paprik a
  • pinch of saffron threads
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
4.4/5 (38 Votes)

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1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and dredge in flour

  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch chunks
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 ounces cooked chorizo sausage, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
  • 1 1/2 cups long-grain rice
  • 3 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 15-oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup frozen peas
4.5/5 (17 Votes)

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Had all these ingredients in the house and thought "how about paella or creole" so here's what I came up with,

  • 5-6 slices of slab bacon
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 red or green pepper chopped
  • 2 small hot peppers chopped
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 3 scallions with green top sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 tsp dried shallots (or 1 shallot chopped)
  • 2 tbsp dried roasted tomatoes (or 2 roma tomatoes chopped)
  • 5-6 links of chorizo
  • bay leaf
  • 3 tsp Sazon seasoning
  • 1 tsp any type Creole seasoning
  • 3 boneless & skinless chicken breasts
  • (season with black pepper, salt, garlic powder and smoked paprika)
  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 can (14.5) oz chicken broth
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 envelope of chicken boost
  • 1 can of cannelini beans drained
  • 1 lbs of shrimp (I used the really small one) (medium size)
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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Slow Cooker Paella with chicken, andouille sausage, shrimp is so easy to put together and all you have to do it tur...

  • 8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 8 ounces andouille sausage, fully cooked, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, no salt added
  • 2 (5.6-ounce) packages Spanish rice mix
  • 1 cup frozen loose-pack petite peas
  • 1/2 cup frozen chopped onion
  • 1 cup frozen cooked shrimp, thawed
4.2/5 (24 Votes)

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Paella Negra aka Arròs negre is a Valencian and Catalan dish made with squid and rice, somewhat similar to seafood...

  • 5 vine ripened tomatoes, scored
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 pound squid, cleaned and cut into small squares
  • 12 pieces prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 ounce squid ink, available from delicatessens
  • 6 3/4 ounces dry white wine
  • 14 ounces bomba rice
  • 4 1/2 cups hot fish stock
3.6/5 (5 Votes)

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1.Preheat Big Green Egg to 400 degrees

  • 1 1/2 Lb. Boneless, Skinless Thighs or Breasts (Organic preferred) chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 Tsp. Turmeric
  • 1 Tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/4 Tsp. Oregano
  • 1 Tsp. Parsley (dried, chopped)
  • 1 Tsp. Sea Salt, fresh ground)
  • 1/4 Tsp. Black Pepper (fresh ground peppercorns)
  • EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
  • 2 links – Spicy Italian Sausage (Sub: Chorizo), sliced thin
  • 1 Large Sweet or Vidalia onion, chopped
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 2 Cups Rice Options: Medium Grain Rice + 1/4 teaspoon saffron thread, crushed OR Yellow Saffron pre-spiced Medium Rick
  • 1 Cup Diced Plum Tomato
  • 1/4 Tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • Garlic to taste 2-4 Garlic Cloves (Sub: Garlic Onion in season)
  • 4 Cups – Chicken Broth, low sodium
  • 1 Lb. Large Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 Cup – Asparagus, cut diagonally
  • 1/2 Cup – Frozen Peas, thawed
0/5 (0 Votes)

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spiralize the squash, then chop into "rice" in a large pot on medium, heat 2 Tbsp oil

  • 12 oz yellow squash or 18oz peeled, seeded butternut squash from the neck
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil, divided
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt, divided
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp each paprika and oregano
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 14 oz can diced tomatoes, fire roasted1
  • 1 1/2 lb chicken, shrimp or mussels
  • 2-3 links, chorizo
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
  • lemon wedges
  • avocado oil
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