Paella Mixta

Total Time:
1 hr 55 min
Prep:
40 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
45 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 8 chicken drummies
  • 1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic, plus 1 teaspoon
  • 2 cups short-grain Calaspara rice
  • 2 pinches saffron
  • 2 1/2 cups clam juice
  • 2 1/3 cups chicken stock
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup diced red tomato
  • 1/2 cucumber diced
  • 8 littleneck clams
  • 8 black mussels
  • 8 large shrimp, peeled
  • 12 small scallops
  • 1 link dry chorizo, sliced
Directions
  • Make the paella on the stovetop in a large skillet or paella pan without a lid. In the pan, cook the chicken in 1/4 cup of olive oil until cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside.

  • In the same pan using the chicken fat and 1/4 cup of olive oil, saute 1/2 onion until soft. Add 1 tablespoon garlic. Add the rice and stir until each grain is coated with oil. Add the saffron.

  • Combine the clam juice with chicken stock in separate container to make cooking liquid. Add 3 cups of the cooking liquid to the rice and bring to a simmer. Cook for about 5 to 7 minutes. Add salt and pepper. Then add bell pepper and peas. Stir.

  • Saute the other 1/2 of the onion until tender. Add 1 tablespoon of cumin, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, 1 cup of diced tomatoes and 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Simmer for about 7 minutes. Add the diced cucumber and stir. Remove from the heat, puree in food processor. This will give you the paella sauce.

  • Saute clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops and 1 teaspoon of garlic in separate pan with 2 tablespoons of oil for approximately 7 minutes (until the shrimp looks pink), add 1/2 paella sauce.

  • Add the rice to seafood mixture and stir.

  • Add sliced chorizo, the cooked chicken drummies and arrange clams on top. Add more liquid, if needed.

  • This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.


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