Ingredients

How to make it

  • Cut each chicken into 8 pieces.
  • In a large sauté pan, brown the chicken in olive oil.
  • Remove and set aside.
  • Using additional oil as needed, briefly sauté the sausage, pork, shrimp, squid, and peppers.
  • Do each ingredient separately, then remove to separate containers.
  • Combine the clams and mussels with the water in covered pot.
  • Steam them just until they open
  • *****. Any that do not open, toss them out. When they don't open, it means they were dead from the start, and could be contaminated.
  • Remove the shellfish and set them aside.
  • Strain the liquid, then add enough chicken stock to measure 2 qt
  • Add the saffron to the stock mixture.
  • In the skillet used for browning the meats, sauté the onion and garlic until soft.
  • Use additional olive oil if necessary.
  • Add the tomatoes and rosemary.
  • Cook until most of the liquid has evaporated and the tomatoes form a rather dry paste.
  • Add the rice and stir.
  • Add the chicken, sausage, pork, squid, and peppers.
  • Bring the stock mixture to a boil in a separate pot, then add to the rice and stir.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bring to a simmer, cover, and put in an oven heated to 350°F for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the oven.
  • Check the moisture level and add more stock, if necessary.
  • It should be quite moist but not soupy.
  • Sprinkle the peas over the rice.
  • Then arrange the shrimp, clams, and mussels on top.
  • Cover loosely and let stand 10 minutes to heat the shellfish.
  • For each portion, allow 8 oz rice and vegetables, 1 shrimp, 1 clam, 1 mussel, 1 piece of chicken, and at least 1 piece each of pork, sausage, and squid.
  • Garnish each portion with 1 lemon wedge.
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  • Notes:
  • If chorizo sausage is not available, use pepperoni sausage or other hard, spicy sausage.
  • You may cut the sausage into 1/2-ounce chunks before sautéing or cut them up just before serving.

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    " It was excellent "
    foyboy77 ate it and said...
    looks great would love to eat this. had this in benadorm 10 yrs ago 1 off the best things ive tasted. 55555
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    great recipe love the combo of flavors and ingredients will print try and save sounds soo good thanks high5
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  • chefelaine 5 years ago
    THanks Kitchenwhizzer.
    I appreciate your kindness. The 'sign' concerning the lowballing was put on by someone else, and I cannot remove it, unfortunately.
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    " It was excellent "
    kitchenwhizzer ate it and said...
    I really like your recipes, Chef Elaine, and it's not fair that someone has taken your points down. I sure hope I can help bring them back up, because I can sure see you're a good cook. I know I would be mad if it happened to me.
    Kitchenwhizzer
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    " It was excellent "
    darksideofthespoon ate it and said...
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe with us! I can tell it boasts a real symphony of flavours. 5 from me! ~DS
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    " It was excellent "
    meals4abby ate it and said...
    How did I ever miss this one? Oh, I'm so excited to try this. It will be my first attempt at making paella. My worry isn't with finding the chorizo, but the squid. Well worst case scenario, I guess I leave that part out. I hope I can find it though cuz I want to make this one as written.

    Thanks for another fab recipe, Elaine! I hope you have an awesome New Years!!!

    Nicky
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  • theoldrecluse 5 years ago
    DOWNRATED BY insane MOUNTAIN MAMA in one of her usual childish fits of jealousy.

    Recluse
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    " It was excellent "
    dagnabbit ate it and said...
    really artistic, Elaine. FIVE

    Pete
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    " It was excellent "
    lanacountry ate it and said...
    As ALWAYS my friend..wonderful..55555!! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    jimrug1 ate it and said...
    Yummm, One of the best Paella recipes I have come across. And also one of my favorite dishes to eat. I just put a good Paella Pan on my wish list for xmas...;-)~ This is going into my permanent book. Thanks for sharing it. high 5!! Jim
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  • binky67 5 years ago
    Saving this one for a special event as this is a special dish!!
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Wow, what a combo of meats! Can't wait to taste some of this, sounds amazing!
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    " It was excellent "
    frodo ate it and said...
    go elaine..i am going to get the cheerleading team out again...go chef-E go chef-E go chef-E
    5 pts
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    " It was excellent "
    lacrenshaw ate it and said...
    You make EVERYTHING sound easy, chefelaine! I thanks you for that and also send you a 5.
    Lorraine
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    " It was excellent "
    gourmetana ate it and said...
    Paella! Yummy! MMmmmmmmmmmmmm :) Great post Elaine! *5*
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    " It was excellent "
    marky90 ate it and said...
    The Ultimate Paella, Great recipe with easy step by step..Worth the effort to make this wonderful, wonderful dish , great dish chef! Marky
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