Chorizo and Seafood Paella
Paella is a traditional rice dish originating from Spain. Today paella is made all over the world using just about any ingredient that goes with rice – from shellfish, squid, vegetables, chicken or pork. This paella recipe uses chorizo, squid, scallops, and shrimp to creat a dish sure to impress your guests!

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Cuisine: Fusion
Recipe type: Dinner, Lunch

Ingredients
  • chicken stock 3 cups
  • dry white wine ½ cup
  • saffron 1 pinch
  • Olive oil ½ cup
  • chorizo links (6 oz.), 2
  • medium onion 1
  • garlic cloves 3
  • medium grain rice 1½ cup
  • paprika 2 teaspoons
  • salt 1 teaspoon
  • cans of diced tomatoes 1 (14.5 ounce)
  • squid 8 ounces
  • baby scallops 8 ounces
  • large shrimp 10
  • frozen green peas 1 cup

Preparation
  1. In a small saucepan heat chicken stock and white wine with saffron and keep warm.
  2. Inside your 16-inch IMUSA paella pan add olive oil and bring to medium-high heat.
  3. Add chorizo, onions, and garlic and sauté for about 3-4 minutes, making sure you brown both side of each chorizo coin.
  4. Add canned tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes until most of the liquid has been evaporated.
  5. Add squid and scallops and cook for about a minute.
  6. Mix in rice, paprika, and salt and stir until well combined
  7. Add about half of the warm chicken stock and allow to simmer on medium-low heat for 5 minutes without stirring. Move the paella pan around the heat source every 5 minutes and rotate it often so that the rice cooks evenly.
  8. Add the rest of the stock and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  9. Lay the shrimp on top of rice in a circular pattern and cook for about 5 minutes until the first side is pink. Flip the shrimp and cook the paella for 15-25 minutes, until rice is cooked and liquid is evaporated, remembering to continue to rotate the pan every 5 minutes. If the rice seems too dry, add a small amount of water and cook a bit longer.
  10. Sprinkle frozen green peas and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Season with salt as needed.
  11. Note: You can add clams, mussels, and lobster (boil them separately) to this dish when you add the shrimp.