This is by no means the authentic Paella recipe, but this is a fairly easy recipe to make. There must be thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of this very popular recipe around, all claiming to to be better than the next. Use this as a guideline. Green and red peppers also work very well with paellas.
250g chicken fillets(+_ 2)
1kg mixed seafood( I used mussels, calamari, fish and prawn)
1 Chorizo sausage(or any other spicy meat,eg cabanossi etc or bacon)
10 – 12 prawns
2 cups baby peas
2 cups chicken or fish stock
500g mushrooms (optional, but give it a try)
1 cup rice
1 Onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tspoon paprika
2 cups chicken stock
1 tspoon turmeric
1 tpsoon parsley
Salt and pepper
Knob of butter
1⁄2 cup chopped spring onions for garnish
Heat the butter and olive oil in a frying pan, and fry the onion and chili until the onions become translucent. Add the chorizo and chicken to the pan and fry while mixing it well with the onions. Add the garlic and the mushrooms and fry over low heat for a further 5 minutes.
Now add the chicken stock to the pan and mix in the rice. Let this simmer slowly for approximately ten minutes. Mix in your seafood, and add the rest of your herbs and spices and let this simmer for about seven minutes. Do not forget to add the peas. Once the peas are warmed through , your Paella should be done.