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Paella Casserole

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Ingredients
  Chorizos/Italian sausage links 1⁄2 Pound, sliced
  Ready to cook broiler fryer chicken 3 Pound, cut up (1 Piece, 2 1/2 To 3 Pound)
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Sweet red pepper 1 Medium, chopped
  Green pepper 1 Medium, chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Regular rice 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Tomatoes 2 Medium, peeled and chopped
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Saffron 1⁄4 Teaspoon, crushed
  Boiling water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Shelled shrimp 1 Pound (Fresh Or Frozen)
  Clams in shells 10 Small
  Frozen peas 10 Ounce (1 Package)
Directions

In large skillet cook sausage over medium heat till done.
Drain sausage, reserving drippings in skillet; set aside.
Season chicken pieces with a little salt and pepper.
Brown chicken in reserved drippings; remove chicken, reserving drippings in skillet.
Add chopped onion, red pepper, green pepper, and garlic to reserved drippings; cook till onion is tender but not brown.
Stir in uncooked rice, chopped tomatoes, salt, and saffron.
Stir in boiling water; bring mixture to boiling.
Stir in cooked sausage.
Turn rice mixture into a paella pan or a 4-quart casserole or a Dutch oven; arrange chicken pieces atop mixture.
Bake, covered, at 375° for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, thaw frozen shrimp.
Thoroughly scrub clams.
Place clams in a saucepan with 1/2 inch of boiling water; cover and cook till shells open, 3 to 5 minutes.
Drain; discard any clams that do not open.
Place peas in a colander or strainer; rinse with hot water to thaw.
Arrange peas, clams, and shrimp atop rice mixture.
Bake, covered, till chicken and rice are done, 15 to 20 minutes longer.
Garnish with lemon slices, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Spanish
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Pork

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