Saffron paella-de-la-Veracruz

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 paella recipesPaella means the “frying pan” in the regional language of Valencia, the third-largest city of Spain. Paella-de-la-Veracruz is the Spanish dish of arborio rice tinted with saffron threads that are served with chicken or sausages Paella (some people made it with rabbit or duck meat), and seasonal vegetables, shrimps, and optionally snails.

serves
SERVES:
4 – 6 Persons

Prepare Time

Prepare Time:
40 Minutes
Marination Time
Marination Time:
02 Hours
Cooking Time
Cooking Time:
5 – 10 Minutes
Skill Level
Skill Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • Grill:
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 Garlic cloves (finely chopped)
  • 1 Green, red, or yellow pepper, (julienne slices)
  • 4 Chicken leg pieces (you can pick your favorite pieces)
  • 1 Tomato
  • 8 Calamari or 1/2 lb. Octopus (diced)
  • 1 Cup of rice, pre-cooked (basmati preferred)
  • A pinch or 0.125 g Saffron threads (crushed or powdered, soaked in warm water for an hour)
  • 8 Clams
  • 8 Mussels
  • 8 Shrimps (unpeeled with head on to have a juicy taste)
  • ½ lb. Seasonal vegetables (sliced: asparagus, carrots, zucchini, green beans, broccoli, etc.)
  • Salt to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Grill:
  • Add the oil in the pan and sauté the garlic on medium heat for a minute.
  • Now add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Add half of the sliced pepper, chicken, and tomato. Cook it for 10 – 15 minutes while stirring occasionally until you see the chicken turning golden brown and releasing its juices.
  • Add the calamari and cook it on low heat.
  • Add 2 cups of water with soaked saffron.
  • Add the salt and increase the flame to high heat to bring to the boil.
  • Add the rice cook for 15 minutes on medium heat.
  • When the rice begins to dry, add the mussels and clams.
  • Cook paella for 5 minutes then starts adding and decorating the vegetables and cover this saffron paella mix with shrimps.
  • Cover the paella pan with foil, turn off the stove, and leave it for 5 minutes.
  • Your paella is ready to serve.

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