Paella is a great dish for sharing with friends and it is easy to alter the ingredients to suit availability.
Make it Different
Paella is a great dish for altering the ingredients and experimenting. If, for example, you don’t like squid, leave it out and add an alternative seafood.
It is always the best option to use fresh local ingredients so see what you can find at the local fishmongers – if they don’t have something that is listed, substitute it or add more of what you can get.
170g chorizo cut into slices
110g pancetta, cut into thin slices
2 cloves garlic – finely chopped
1 large Spanish onion – finely chopped
1 red pepper – diced
1 tsp fresh thyme
2 fresh red chillies – chopped
570ml calasparra risotto rice
1 tsp smoked paprika
125ml dry white wine
1.2ltr chicken stock
a good pinch of saffron
2 chicken breast fillets
18 good sized mussels (cleaned)
110g frozen peas