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Paella

Recipe Date:
March 26, 2017
Serving Size:
6
Cook Time:
02:00:00
Difficulty:
Medium
Measurements:
Imperial (US)
Rice dish with shrimp, pork chorizo, and marinated chicken
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp Paprika (we like to use smoked paprika)
  • 2 tbsps Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Fresh oregano, chopped, or 2 tbsp dried
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 lbs skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 2 inch strips
  • 2 tbsps Olive Oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, crushed with the side of a knife, or to taste
  • 1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, or to taste (we are lucky enough to have roasted, dried Hatch Peppers)
  • 2 cups Uncooked short-grain white rice
  • 1 pinch of saffron threads
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1/2 bunch of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 quart of chicken stock
  • 2 lemons, zested
  • 2 tbsps Olive Oil
  • 1 Spanish (yellow) onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1 lb chorizo sausage, casing removed and crumbled (we used pork chorizo)
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled (We like to leave the tails on, but suit yourself)
Directions

The chicken should marinade for about 2 hours.  To make the marinade, combine 2 tbsp olive oil, paprka, oregano, salt and pepper.  Stir in chicken pieces to coat. Cover and refrigerate. (We like to use 1 gallon freezer bags.)

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large skillet over medium heat. (You could use a traditional paella pan, but we don't have one, so we used a risotto pan.) Add garlic, red pepper flakes, and rice.  Cook, stirring, to coat rice with oil, about 3 minutes.  Sir in saffron threads, bay leaf, parsley, chicken stock, and lemon zest.  Bring to a boil, cover, then reduce heat to medium low.  Simmer 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a separate skillet, heat the remaiining 2 tbsp oil over medium heat.  Stir in marinaded chicken and onion.  Cook 5 minutes, then add bell pepper and sausage.  Cook 5 more minutes.  Stir in shrimp and cook, turning, until both sides of the shrimp are pink.

Spread the rice into a large serving dish.  Traditional paella pans are large enough to serve with, but we used a cast iron pan that  we use to  broil turkey  instead.)  Top with meat and seafood mixture.

Enjoy!