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Paella For Eight

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Ingredients
  Extra virgin olive oil 3 Tablespoon (Twice Around The Pan)
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), crushed
  Red pepper flakes 1 Teaspoon, crushed
  White rice 2 Cup (32 tbs), enriched
  Saffron threads 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Bay leaf 1 (Fresh Or Dried)
  Chicken broth 1 Quart (Stock)
  Fresh thyme sprig 4
  Chicken tenders 1 1⁄2 Pound, cut into thirds
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Red bell pepper 1 , seeded and chopped
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Chorizo 3⁄4 Pound, casing removed (if preferred) and sliced on an angle
  Large shrimp 1 Pound, peeled and deveined (About 24 Shrimp)
  Mussels 18 , cleaned (Green-Lipped, If Available)
  Peas 1 Cup (16 tbs), frozen
  Fresh flat leaf parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Scallions 4 , chopped
  Salt To Taste
Directions

MAKING
1. In a preheated very wide skillet or paella pan over medium-high heat sauté crushed garlic, red pepper flakes and rice in 2 tablespoons olive oil for 2 or 3 minutes.
2. Then add saffron threads, bay leaf, broth, and thyme and bring to a boil over high heat.
3. Cover with lid or foil and reduce heat to simmer.
4. In a separate nonstick skillet, over medium-high heat, brown chicken on both sides in about 1 tablespoon olive oil and season chicken with salt and pepper.
5. To the pan add red bell pepper and onion and cook for 3 minutes more.
6. Add chorizo, cook for another 2 minutes and remove pan from heat.
7. After about 13 minutes, to the paella pan add shellfish, nesting them in the cooking rice.
8. Pouring in peas, scatter lemon zest over the rice and seafood and cover the pan again.
9. Uncover after 5 minutes and discard any unopened mussels.
10. Stir rice and seafood and lift out bay leaf and thyme stems, now bare of their leaves.
11. Around the paella pan arrange cooked chicken, peppers, onions and chorizo.

SERVING
12. To serve top with parsley and scallions and accompany wedges of lemon and warm bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Spanish
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Shrimp
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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