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Spanish Paella Recipe

Traditional paella recipe – how to make Paella Castellana with chicken, ham, sausage, and crabs for 4 persons.

Paella preparation time: 50 min
Vegetarian: No
Serves: 4 persons

Spanish Paella Ingredients:

400 grams (about 1 pound) of rice for paella
1kg (2 pounds) of boneless chicken meat cut into chunks
100 grams (3 oz) of Spanish ham (jamón)
1 sausage (chorizo)
12 crabs
200 grams (7 oz) of clams
2 red pepper (from a tin can)
1 cup of tomato sauce
100 grams of tender peas
saffron, salt, and pepper to taste
4 cloves of garlic
2 lemons
1 onion
2 spoons of fresh parsley, cut into small pieces
1 and 1/2 liter of water, with a broth cube
3/4 cup of olive oil
How to make Paella Castellana:

Clean chicken, take away bones and skin, cut it into chunks, and lay it aside. Heat 1/4 cup of olive oil in a large frying pan and fry the chopped onion for a while. Add pieces of sausage, ham, and chicken and once the meat is half fried, pour in 3 cups of water (or broth). Continue cooking until chicken meat is tender.

Heat the rest of the olive oil (1/2 cup) in another wide pan and fry cloves of garlic. Once the garlic is a bit browned, add paella rice, cleaned crabs, clams (previously washed well), tomato sauce, peas, and red pepper cut into strips. Cook altogether, continually moving for about 5 minutes. In continuation, add meat (chicken, ham, and sausage) with about 1 liter of water (or broth). Add saffron, pepper, and salt to taste.

Cook for 20 to 25 minutes, continually stirring with a wooden spoon in order to distribute well the ingredients. Paella is ready once water is absorbed and evaporated. Before serving, sprinkle with lemon juice to your taste and decorate paella with lemon wedges. Serve in the same paella pan where it was prepared.

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