Monday, July 28, 2008

Delicious Paella - July , 28, 2008

I cooked some delicious paella this weekend, and I wanted to share the recipe. This version may not be strictly traditional, but garlic, pork chorizo, shrimp, green-lipped mussels, bay scallops, and saffron bring the flavors of paella together in a satisfying way.

Start to finish: 25 min

3 tablespoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 cup frozen onions and bell peppers (6 oz)
2 links of pork chorizo (cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices)
2 cups long-grain white rice
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 1/4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth (10 fl oz)
1/8 teaspoon crumbled saffron threads
20 frozen cleaned raw medium shrimp such as Contessa brand
1 lb mussels (any type will work)
1/2 lb bay scallops
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup small pimiento-stuffed green olives


Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over high heat until just smoking, then sauté garlic and frozen onions and peppers, stirring, until garlic and onions are golden, about 2 minutes. Add chorizo and cook, stirring, until chorizo is lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Add rice, wine, broth, saffron, and shrimp and cook, covered and undisturbed, over high heat until most of liquid is absorbed and shrimp are cooked through, about 6 minutes. Stir in mussels, peas, scallops, and olives and cook, covered, until mussles open wide, 2 to 4 minutes. (Discard any mussels that remain unopened after 4 minutes.) Remove from heat and let stand, covered, until all liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes.


1 comment:

Rosie said...

although it sounds delicious, that pic...not so much