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Paella Mixta

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Authentic Bomba rice, cooked along with a melange of sea food..which gives Paella its personality. Do note that saffron is one key ingredient in preparation of paella..even though its in minimal amounts :)
Ingredients
  Lean boneless pork 12 Ounce, cut into small cubes (350 gms)
  Onion 1 Large, finely chopped
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Chicken drumsticks 4
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crushed (large cloves)
  Red pepper 1 , seeded and cut into thin rings
  Green pepper 1 , seeded and cut into thin rings
  Bomba rice 8 Ounce, washed and drained (225 gms)
  Powdered saffron 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Salt To Taste
  Chicken stock 3⁄4 Pint (450 ml)
  Red wine 1⁄4 Pint (150 ml, Full-bodied)
  Prawns 8 Ounce, shelled and cooked (225gms)
  Fresh mussels 8 Ounce (225gms)
  Frozen peas 8 Ounce (225gms)
  Shellfish 3 (of your choice)
Directions

MAKING
1. In a wok, heat oil.
2. Once hot, add drumsticks and mix well. Sauté till well browned from all sides.
3. Add pork cubes, garlic and onions and mix well. Cover and cook on a slow flame for 15 minutes, while stirring occasionally to check meat doesn’t stick to bottom of pan.
4. Add peppers, saffron and rice and mix well. Sauté on a medium flame till the grains just start to change colour.
5. Reduce flame, add salt, wine and stock and mix well.
6. On a medium flame, bring to boil.
7. Cover wok with lid, reduce flame and simmer for 15 minutes.
8. Add sea food and peas. Do not mix at this stage.
9. Cover wok with lid and simmer for 15 more minutes.
10. Once rice is cooked, fluff rice grains using a fork and toss gently.

SERVING
11. Transfer on to a platter, garnish with shell fish and serve immediately.

TIPS
As an alternative to fresh mussels, use canned or frozen mussels. Avoid using picked mussels.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Spanish
Course: 
Main Dish
Feel: 
Meaty, Creamy
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Rice
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
55 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Story
According to Valencian tradition, men cook paella over pine wood fire. The aroma arising from this wood adds to the flavours of this already exciting dish. Never mind if the men in my house wont get up to give me a hand...I am still making this...wood fire or no wood fire.
Subtitle: 
Sea food Paella

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