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Paella Catalana

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Category: Rice, Fish, Seafood, Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Long-grain rice
  • 1/4 c Olive oil
  • 4 Chicken pieces
  • 1 Onion -- sliced
  • 10 ml Garlic -- chopped
  • 1/4 lb Cooked ham -- cut in strips
  • 1/2 lb Whitefish -- firm,cut large
  • Cubes
  • 12 lg Shrimp
  • 1 Red bell pepper -- chopped
  • (or 2 canned pimento,
  • Drained and chopped)
  • 12 lg Mussels
  • 1 c Green peas -- cooked as
  • Directed
  • (or 1 small package of
  • Frozen peas) -- thawed
  • 1 pn Saffron
  • 2 1/2 c Chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper -- to taste


Soak saffron in 2 tablespoons of hot water for 30 minutes. Heat oil in
paella pan or large skillet; add chicken, fry gently until browned; remove
and set aside. Add onion and garlic, fry until onion is transparentd; add
ham and rice, and fry, stirring, until rice is transparent; remove from
heat. Peel and devein shrimps; scrub mussels under running water, open ones
should be discarded. Blanch red pepper in boiling water for 1 minute. If
chicken is large, it should be halved. Arrange fish, pepper, chicken and
peas on the rice; tuck mussels well down in the pan; lay shrimps on top;
add saffron liquid to stock then pour stock over all ingredients. Season
with salt and pepper; bring to a boil, reduce heat andd simmer, gently,
uncovered, for 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and all ingredients
are cooked.

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