Genuine Spanish Paella

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This is a typical Spanish paella with chicken, pork and seafood.  It takes 30 minutes to prepare and another 30 minutes to cook.

IngredientsServes 4)
Long grain rice (washed)80 gm
Chicken breast pieces50 gm
Pork collar butt pieces50 gm
Squid fresh chopped50 gm
Baby clams50 gm
Shrimps50 gm
Mussels150 gm
Onion chopped50 gm
Green capsicum sliced10 gm
Green peas (cooked)10 gm
Garlic10 gm
Parsley20 gm
Tomato sauce5 tbspns
Olive oil2 tbspns

Cooking Method

Clean the mussels and place in a shallow pan. Cover with water and bring to the boil. When mussels are cooked (shells will be open) remove mussels and save the stock.

In blender place parsley, garlic and some mussel stock and blend into smooth liquid.

In a large shallow fry pan, heat the olive oil and sauté the chicken and pork until lightly brown.  Then add the chopped onion, capsicum, squid and baby clams and sauté briskly.

Add the tomato sauce and rice plus 2 cups of mussel stock and the blended garlic and parsley blended mixture.  Mix thoroughly and cover and cook on a medium heat until water evaporates (around 20 minutes).

Arrange mussels, prawns and green peas over the top of the rice and cover again.  Cook on low heat for another 10 minutes.