Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Paella

I made this fun and easy to make Paella for's for you to try!!

1/4 cup EVOO (extra virgin oil), 4 times around the pan
1/2 pound precooked chorizo, casings removed, cut into bite-size dice
3/4 pound chicken breast cutlets or tenderloins, cut into bite-size dice
1 medium onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, fine chopped or grated
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 fresh or dried bay leaf
4 to 5 thyme fresh sprigs
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
Salt and black pepper
2 1/2 chicken stock
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 cups Christmas shaped pasta (you can use rice or couscous)
1 cup sweet corn ( you can use frozen peas)
2 piquillo peppers or 1 roasted pepper, chopped
Fresh chopped parsley for decoration

Heat the EVOO in a deep skillet over medium-high to high heat. Add the chorizo and render some of its fat, 1 to 2 minutes, then add the chicken and brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the onions, garlic, red pepper flakes, bay leaf, thyme, and shrimp; season with salt and black pepper; and cook for 3 to 4 minutes more. Add the stock, turmeric and bring to a boil. add the pasta, corn and puiqillo or roasted pepper. Cover and turn off the heat. Removed the bay leaf and  thyme stems. Top each serving with fresh chopped parsley and Enjoy!!


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