Sunday, September 17, 2006


½ lb. Sweet Italian Sausage (or Chorizo), sliced
8 chicken thighs (boneless, skinless)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 (10 oz.) package yellow saffron rice mix, uncooked
3 ½ cups water

1 lb. medium-sized shrimp, uncooked (peeled & deveined)
1 (10 oz.) package frozen English (or petite) peas, thawed

Brown sausage in a large Dutch oven over medium heat.

Remove sausage, reserving drippings in Dutch oven.

Add chicken pieces (in small batches) to drippings, and cook until browned, turning once.

Remove chicken and set aside.

Cook onion, bell pepper, and garlic in drippings, stirring constantly until tender.

Add chopped tomatoes.

Add yellow saffron rice mix and 3 ½ cups water; bring to boil. Remove from heat.

Stir in browned sausage; spoon mixture into a 4-quart Paella pan or baking dish.

Arrange chicken pieces on top of mixture.

Bake paella, covered, at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.

Remove casserole from oven, top with shrimp and peas.

Cover and return to oven for an additional 30 minutes or until chicken is done.

Yield: 8 servings

Notes: The original recipe calls for 1 (2-3 lb.) chicken fryer, cut up. I used boneless, skinless thighs which are much more tender than breast meat and easier to eat with a fork than drumsticks and wings.

If the rice is too soupy after an hour, remove cover from pan and continue baking until all liquid is absorbed.

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At 3:47 PM, Blogger Hers said...

That paella looks fabulous. We are salivating out here in the Empire state.
This is such a great idea for a blog. Chad and I are looking forward to enjoying your cooking again, if only online.

At 4:04 PM, Blogger Les said...

Thanks, Cami! Hey, you guys can handle the paella. And if you like clams, you could add them, too. I left them out since neither Rod or I care for them.

At 5:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can confirm that the paella is very good! Thanks, Lesley, for a wonderful dinner last night. Nancy

At 7:11 AM, Blogger Les said...

Thanks, Nancy! Glad you enjoyed it.


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