Spanish Paella Fiesta!



Spanish Paella Fiesta!

Picture this: a warm, sunny afternoon in Spain, the gentle breeze carrying the scent of saffron and spices. It’s time for a Spanish Paella Fiesta! This iconic dish is a celebration of flavors, a culinary masterpiece that brings people together like no other. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply craving a taste of Spain, this recipe will transport your taste buds straight to the heart of Valencia.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of Arborio rice
  • 1 pound of chicken thighs, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 pound of chorizo sausage, sliced
  • 1/2 pound of large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup of green peas
  • 1/2 teaspoon of saffron threads
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup of white wine
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Lemon wedges and fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large paella pan over medium heat.
  2. Add chicken pieces and chorizo, and cook until browned.
  3. Add onion, garlic, and bell peppers; sauté until onions are translucent.
  4. Stir in rice, saffron, and paprika, cooking for 2 minutes.
  5. Pour in white wine and let it simmer until mostly absorbed.
  6. Gradually add chicken broth, one cup at a time, stirring occasionally.
  7. Arrange shrimp and green peas on top of the rice mixture.
  8. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Garnish with lemon wedges and fresh parsley before serving.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 6

Spanish Paella Fiesta is a vibrant and aromatic dish that combines tender chicken, spicy chorizo, succulent shrimp, and flavorful saffron-infused rice. With its stunning presentation and rich flavors, it’s the perfect centerpiece for any fiesta or gathering. Bring the spirit of Spain to your table and savor the magic of this classic paella!

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 480 | Protein: 28g | Carbohydrates: 56g | Fat: 16g | Fiber: 4g

Picture yourself sharing this delightful Spanish Paella Fiesta with loved ones, enjoying the harmony of flavors and the joy of good company. Whether you’re by the Mediterranean coast or in the comfort of your own home, this recipe will make every meal a fiesta. So, gather your ingredients and let the flavors of Spain dance on your taste buds!

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