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Filipino Paella Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Yvonne Kalalang
Added: Thursday, November 20, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb raw medium prawns
1 lb mussels
6 1/2 oz calamari tubes
3 tbsp oil (olive oil)
2 chorizo sausages, thickly sliced
1 lb chicken pieces
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 red onions, chopped
1/4 tsp saffron threads, soaked in hot water
1/4 turmeric
4 large tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
2 cups short-grain rice, preferably jasmine rice
5 cups chicken stock
4 oz green beans, cut into 1 1/2 inch lengths
1 red capsicum, cut into thin strips
1 cup (fresh/canned) peas

Directions:
Directions:
Peel the prawns. De-vein, leaving tails intact. Scrub the mussels and remove the beards. Cut the calamari tubes into 1/4 inch thin slices and set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large pan. Add the chorizo. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until browned. Drain on paper towels. Add the chicken pieces and cook for 5 minutes or until golden, turning once. Drain on paper towels.
Heat the remaining oil in the pan, add the garlic, onion, saffron and turmeric. Cool over medium heat 3 minutes or until the onion is soft. Add the tomato and cook for 3 minutes or until soft. Add the rice and stir for 5 minutes or until the rice is translucent. Stir in the stock, bring to boil, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the chicken, cover and cook for 20 minutes. Add the prawns, mussels, calamari, chorizo and vegetables. cover and cook for 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 - 6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
40 min prep time, 40 min total cooking time
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Very time consuming, but well worth it!

 

 

 

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