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Category: Main Dish, Seafood

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 Shrimp; prawns - raw
  • 1 1/2 Clams; live
  • 3 lb Chicken;- cut frying up and
  • 1/3 c Olive oil
  • 2 Lg Onion;- chopped
  • 4 c Garlic; mashed to a paste
  • 1/4 ts Saffron; spanish
  • 2 ts Salt
  • 2 c Rice; uncooked
  • 6 c Hot water
  • 1 c Sweet red pimientos


OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS. 1/2 lb chorizo sausages - casings removed and
meat crumbled then fried for about 15 mins. in separate pan. Drain 3/4 lbs
pork shouldercubed and well browned in separate pan. Drop raw prawns into
boiling salted water and cook until they turn red. Drain, peel and dive in.
Set aside. Scrub live clams in several baths of cold water to be sure all
the sand is washed away. Do not open shells. Pour 1/2 of the olive oil into
a frying pan and slowly brown chicken pieces. Into a Dutch oven pour the
remaining olive oil and saute' the onions and garlic until tender but not
brown over low heat. Add prawns, clams, chicken, saffron, salt and rice
(plus optional if used. The more the merrier). Add water and simmer gently,
uncovered, until the rice is cooked. About 35-45 mins. If it becomes too
dry before the rice is cooked, a little more water may be added, but DO NOT
stir. If some moisture remains when rice is done, put pan into a oven to
dry out. Arrange strips of pimento on top and serve in the pan in which it
was cooked. The latter is why it is important to carefully plan your
cooking vessel. Hope you enjoy this. It comes from Sunset Magazine who seem
to always hit the target. BTW, I would guess that the beans and peppers
were used as fillers as generally they are not mentioned in any recipe I
have seen.

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