Nothing beats a deliciously hearty paella recipe packed with some of your favourite seafood, to be shared with friends and family.
While a meal like this may seem difficult for beginners, we have tracked down the perfect recipe which takes no longer than 30 minutes to create from scratch.
Serve with a sweet white wine, or even a fruity sangria if you’re feeling festive!
4 cups chicken stock
1/2 tsp saffron threads
1/4 cup olive oil
1 medium yellow onion (diced)
2 cloves garlic
1/2 red bell pepper (diced)
2 ripe tomatoes (peeled and diced)
2 cips arborio rice
8 ounces mussels
8 ounces littleneck clams
8 ounces prawn
2 tbsp finely chopped parsley
2 medium lemons (sliced)
- Combine the chicken stock and saffron threads into a pot of hot water, and let it simmer.
- Heat a large pan of medium-heat, and add the olive oil, onion, garlic, and red bell pepper. Cook until the entire mixture is soft, then add the diced tomatoes and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Add the rice, and keep stirring the entire mixture.
- Combine the warm broth and cook until it reaches a light boil. Cook the rice uncovered for an extra 10 minutes before adding the mussels, clams, and prawns with an aluminium cover over the pan.
- Turn the heat off, and let the entire mixture simmer for a few more minutes – this is essential since all the flavours will be extra rich and tasty.
Image and Recipe via Cannelle Vanille