Smoky Spanish-Style Pan Roast

  • redzipstar Posted: 06/28/10
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    I made this for dinner last night, but I would definitely make it again for a special occasion. My husband said 'feel free to make this once a week.' I had fresh wax beans from our farmers' market, regular paprika & raw shrimp with the tails off - still fantastic!

  • JerriLyn Posted: 06/06/10
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    This was very good! Great and easy company dish with a blend of great flavors. I followed recipe ingredients and instructions as listed but eyeballed the amounts (rather than being precise with measurements), being generous with the 'favorites'. Will definitely make again!

  • karynmorse Posted: 06/16/10
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    Delicious! We got the wrong chorizo (the crumbly kind) so the sausage ended up more as part of the sauce, but it still tasted amazing! Used a pound of shrimp also. Easy and relatively quick to prepare.

  • skspillman Posted: 06/11/10
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    Made this last night, and I think it'll become my go-to when I need to feed a crowd. I doubled the recipe and used the Vidalia onions suggested in one of the comments below. I used Sierra Nevada Pale Ale for the beer, and it turned out great. I also used smoked turkey sausage instead of chorizo. I served alongside garlic butter rice from a package, but next time I may serve with orzo instead. I will definitely make this again.

  • 1hottytoddy Posted: 06/07/10
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    Excellent! Made it last night and everyone loved it. Will definitely make it again. It is great for everyday or special occasions. The only thing I did differently was to add two vidalia onions thickly sliced and separated into rings (put into pan with potatoes). Also used more shrimp than the recipe called for. I served it with fresh corn on the cob and tossed salad.

  • Tacoma Posted: 05/28/10
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    Simple, easy to put together and very tasty! Definitely will have again. Everything for a good dinner all in one pan - and easy clean up!

  • BillW1709 Posted: 05/27/10
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    Cooked this last night, fast, easy and exceptionally tasty. It's now a fav, great for entertaining also. I used our gas BBQ instead of the oven, works great and keeps the house cool. Just adjust your cooking times for longer and check if done more often. I used a bit more Smoky Paprika than the recipe calls for, but otherwise kept the recipe pure. Also, I used Portuguese Chorizo for an added smoky flavor. We had a green salad and then the Pan Roast, but the juice and flavors would make it ideal over rice.

  • MECooks Posted: 09/23/10
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    This one is a keeper. Took it to an outdoor pool party in celebration of Chilean independence day. I did add a teaspoon more paprika(smokey kind is key), and some extra shrimp. The potatoes and green beans took about 15 minutes longer to cook than expected, so be sure they are nearly done before adding the shrimp. Will definitely be making this again. It is also really pretty to look at.

  • RocketMom0701 Posted: 10/07/10
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    Made this last night and it's definitely a keeper. A very tasty way to get in a lot of vegetables, and the colors are vibrant. The shrimp was delectable. Used 1 lb. of shrimp. Used sweet paprika plus 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper. Only thing I'll do differently next time is give the green beans longer to cook. Also, I used a 9 x 13 pan which got a little full, might try a bigger pan next time.

  • liafinney Posted: 04/07/11
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    Actually had some spanish style chorizo that needed to be used...we forgot how spicy that can be! Based on other reviews, did give it more time for the potatos and green beans to cook, used white wine instead of beer, and since the shrimp were so large, used less of them. Roasted them with shells on as I prefer the flavor it imparts as well as keeping the meat a little moister. Didn't come up with much "sauce", but it sure makes a nice one dish dinner and with only 2 of us to feed, it really doesn't require an additional side dish. Will have to try the other pan roast Bittman suggested as well.

  • jmeleeS Posted: 05/06/11
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    This recipe is in my rotation for spring / summer due to the fresh produce (green beans) in season needed. Be sure to use a generous amount of smoky paprika - it gives the dish a signature taste. Also, don't be afraid to use different types of sausage (doesn't have to be chorizo) - it all works out pretty well. My favorite rotation was using ground sage sausage roll (Bob Evan's) actually. The red potatoes will take more time than the recipe says to brown, but if you cut them in smaller chunks instead of halving them, you can likely speed up the cooking process. I have to say, the beer you use makes a big difference in the flavor, so choose something you really like; we have found the darker beers actually work better in this dish with the layers of flavor.

  • ShandelLynn Posted: 08/29/11
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    We can't get enough of this one! Be sure you get the correct chorizo, and most definitely realize you will need quite a bit longer on the potatoes and green beans. You probably want to eat it all because as leftovers the sauce separates and gets greasy. But it's delicious so that shouldn't be too hard!

  • AmyFromMA Posted: 02/18/12
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    We loved it - the smoked paprika is going to be my new favorite spice I think! I agree with other comments - the cooking needs a bit more time. I'll plan for that next time. I added the onions as well and they browned and blended nicely.

  • sonora Posted: 01/01/13
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    Complex and delicious, easy to make. Couldn't follow recipe exactly, though, since I was cooking for vegans, so instead of using shrimp I added two different kinds of veg sausage, one like crumbly chorizo, the other apple sage. It does take way longer for the green beans etc to cook than indicated so plan for it. Definitely will do again, and next time will use the shrimp for a non-vegan crowd.

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