How to make it

  • The "Sofrito"
  • In a heavy 12" skillet, heat 3 tbsp. olive oil until hot. Add the onions and pepper, and cook, stirring for 5 minutes until they’re soft and transparent.
  • Add tomatoes, garlic and thyme. Cook, stirring for 5 more minutes, until most of the liquid in the pan evaporates and the mixture is thick.
  • Put the sofrito aside for later.
  • Season the fish, shrimp and scallops with salt and pepper.
  • In a skillet, heat 3 tbsp. of olive oil over moderately high heat until hot.
  • Add the fish, shrimp and scallops, as well as the mussels, and sauté for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the sausage and cook until light brown.
  • Transfer to a plate and deglaze pan with 1/2 cup of dry white wine.
  • About 30 minutes before you plan to serve the paella, preheat an oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a 14" paella pan or shallow casserole dish at least 14" in diameter, combine the sofrito, rice and saffron.
  • Pour in 3 cups of chicken stock and 2 cups of clam juice (save 1 cup for the end). Stirring constantly, bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Remove the pan from the heat immediately and season with salt and pepper.
  • Arrange the seafood on the top of the rice.
  • Set the pan on the lowest shelf in the oven and bake uncovered for 20 minutes. Do not stir the paella once it goes in the oven.
  • Sprinkle the sugar snap peas and the red pepper strips over the whole paella, and bake for 5-10 minutes more, or until all of the liquid has been absorbed by the rice and the grains are tender, but not too soft. If the rice needs to be softer, add the remaining cup of clam juice.
  • Remove from stove and let stand for five minutes before serving. Garnish with parsley.

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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    great family recipe my older daughter will love this thanks
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  • yms 10 years ago
    This was dlicious. I actually added some of my personal touch by picking some ingredients from other paella recepies and added as well my so called personal touch.
    I loved it and do did my other "compagninos" who sahred this dishe.
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  • modelsmom 10 years ago
    Ooooh, this sounds wonderful! Now all I need is a big occasion, so I can make it!
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