1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup frozen green peas
1/4 cup water
18 mussels (about 3/4 pound), scrubbed and debearded
2 1/2 tablespoons chopped bottled roasted red bell pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
How to Make It
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle shrimp with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Add shrimp to pan; sauté 4 minutes or until shrimp are done. Place shrimp in a medium bowl. Add chorizo to pan, and cook for 1 minute or until browned. Add chorizo to bowl.
Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Add chicken to pan, and cook for 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Add onion and garlic to pan; cook 2 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Stir in the tomato, capers, and saffron; cook 1 minute. Add remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, rice, wine, and broth to pan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
Add shrimp mixture, peas, 1/4 cup water, and mussels to pan. Cover and cook 8 minutes over medium heat or until mussels open; discard any unopened shells. Remove from heat, and stir in bell pepper and cilantro. Let stand 3 minutes.
I could say this is not a Valencian Paella, because it has not: onion, wine, peas, mussels... take a look to this one I founded. It's from the authentic valencian traditional recipe http://www.paella-recipe.co.uk/
Really great Paella! Very close to the Paella you will get in the South of Spain! Don't substitute for the spanish chorizo, it really makes the flavor stand out. We add extra mussels since our family loves them and don't add as many chicken thighs.
One of my favorites, everyone always loves it... Last night I forgot to buy tomato so I used some Sabra homestyle salsa instead, and I think it was even better - gives it a little more kick and some additional flavor.
Excellent! We loved this. I used a full pound of shrimp, full pound of mussels, chicken breast and Conecuh brand smoked sausage (a nod to my Alabama roots). I used a small can of diced tomatoes, drained very well. I also added 1/8 teaspoon of turmeric in addition to the saffron (it brings out the gold color even more).
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