Recipes Paella Spain

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Serves: 4


3 cups chicken stock
1/4 teaspoon saffron
1 small onion
2 small chickens, cut in serving pieces
salt to taste
1 medium onion, chopped
4 each spring onions, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 each pimentos, diced
1/2 pound shrimp, shelled
3 cups short grain rice
3 tablespoons parsley, chopped
1 bay leaf, crumbled
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 pound peas
4 each prawns
18 each small clams, cleaned
18 each small mussels, scrubbed
lemon wedges
chopped parsley

Method of Preparation:

1. Heat broth with saffron and whole onion. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove onion and reserve 5 1/2 cups broth.
2. Sprinkle chicken pieces with salt. Heat oil in 15" paella pan and fry chicken pieces over a high heat until golden. Add chopped onions and spring onions and saute until onion has wilted. Add shrimp and saute 3 minutes more. Remove shrimp and put with chicken.
3. Add the rice to the pan and stir well to coat with oil. Sprinkle in 3 tablespoons of chopped parsley and the crumbled bay leaf.
4. Stir in the boiling chicken stock, lemon juice, and peas. Season. Boil and cook uncovered over medium heat for 10 minutes. Bury the shrimp and chicken in the rice.
5. Add the clams and mussels, pushing them into the rice with the edge that will open facing up. Decorate with crab claws/king prawns. Bake at 325 for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, cover with foil, and let sit for 10 minutes more.
6. Decorate with lemon wedges and chopped parsley to serve.