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Paella Valencia

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Fresh fish and seafood, such as monkfish, red mullet, anchovies and scallops, are combined with garlic, olive oil, herbs, spices and sun-ripened vegetables to create simple yet distinctively flavoured cuisines.


2 crushed Garlic Cloves
4 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
3/4 tsp Oregano
3/4 tsp Thyme
1/2 tsp Black Peppercorns
1/4 tsp Ground Sea Salt
whole 2 1/2 lb Chicken, cut into portions
1lb unpeeled Shrimp
1 Lobster, cut lengthwise and into serving pieces
1/2 lb Scallops
2 Chorizo's
1 small finely chopped Onion
4 finely chopped Tomatoes
2tbsp Capers
1tsp Saffron Threads
1tsp Pimenton
900ml / 1 1/2 pints Chicken Stock
125ml / 4fl oz Dry White Wine
4 servings Spanish Paella Rice (or Short-grain Italian Rice)
1 whole unpeeled Garlic Head
1lb Mussels, in shell
18 Clams, in shell
a big handful Peas

  • Mix the crushed garlic with 1tbsp of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, oregano, thyme, pepper and salt.
  • Rub over the chicken portions and leave for 30 minutes.
  • In a paella pan, or large frying-pan, heat 1tbsp of olive oil.
  • Toss in the shrimp and saute for 2 minutes until firm and opaque then put to one side.
  • Add more olive oil if needed, and saute the lobster for about 5 minutes, until opaque, then put with the shrimp.
  • Repeat with the scallops, sauteing for about 3 minutes until opaque.
  • Put to one side with the lobster and shrimp.
  • Fry the chorizo's for about 15 minutes, chop and put to one side.
  • Add more oil if needed and saute the chicken pieces until browned (About 8 minutes.)
  • Mix in the onion, tomatoes, capers, saffron and pimenton, then pour in the stock, wine, rice and more salt and pepper.
  • Wedge the head of garlic in the middle and gently simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes until rice is tender and most of the liquid absorbed.
  • Meanwhile, boil the mussels and clams in a covered pan of 150ml / 1/3pint of boiling water for 5 minutes.
  • Throw away any which do not open but keep that water!
  • With the rice done, throw away the garlic head, turn the heat up to medium and add the shrimp, lobster, scallops and peas, cooking for 5 minutes (add some of the reserved water if needed: the rice should be moist but not sloppy.)
  • Stir in the chorizos, mussels and clams for a minute.
  • Serve.

Serves 4+

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