Seafood & Chorizo Paella Recipe

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I love paella and after buying my first paella pot on a trip to Valencia a few years ago i have been developing this recipe ever since.

You will need

50g diced pancetta

11og Chorizo sliced into rounds

1 Onion diced

Heaped teaspoon turmeric

Heaped teaspoon paprika

300g Spanish paella rice

2 pints of chicken or vegetable stock

175g Mixed Seafood

A handful of frozen peas

Let’s get cooking  

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Tesco sells all these ingredients and it costs roughly £8.00 to buy all the ingredients, it serves 4 as a starter and 2 as a main course.

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In a paella pan or flat-bottomed saucepan, use a little bit of oil to fry off your pancetta for a couple of minutes then add the chorizo slices, cook for 3 mins then turn the chorizo for another 3 mins. Add the onion and cook for a further 4 mins.

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Add paella rice to the pan with the spices and stir so the rice is coated. Add half the stock and leave to simmer for 10 minutes on a low heat. Try not to stir it too much just let it cook and soak up the stock.

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Add the rest of the stock, the seafood and frozen peas, stir and leave for another 15 mins or until all the stock has been absorbed by the rice. Add a bit more stock during this time if it looks like it’s drying out too much.

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You may notice the bottom of the paella seems a bit crusty, this is actually a spanish delicacy called socarrat and gives the dish a yummy caramelised  taste, it definitely adds to the favour so try not to stir it too often.

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This meal is perfect as a mid-week dinner or serve with patatas bravas, spanish salad and cured meats for a dinner party.

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I hope you enjoy this dish, share your dishes with me by tagging @i_heart_maggie  on Instagram or @IHeart_Maggie on twitter.

Love Claire x

 

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