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Traditional Spanish Food Paella

Paella – Traditional Spanish food – Recipe for Paella Leonesa with pork and chicken for 8 persons.

Paella preparation time: 60 min
Vegetarian: No
Serves: 8 persons

Spanish Paella Ingredients:

300 grams (10 oz) of olive oil (1 and 1/2 cup)
500 grams (1 pound) of pork
1 kg (2 pounds) of boneless, skinless chicken meat
200 grams (7 oz) of shrimps
350 grams (12 oz) of clams
200 grams (7 oz) of squids
300 grams (10 oz) of conger fish
12 river crabs
200 grams (7 oz) of ham (jamón serrano)
1 onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 laurel leaf
100 grams (3 oz) of tomato, skinned and diced
150 grams (5 oz) or red and green pepper
2 teaspoons of Spanish paprika
600 grams (20 oz) of rice for paella
peas, artichokes, and asparagus
cooked egg
salt and pepper to taste
Recipe paella leonesa:

Heat olive oil in a paella pan and fry cleaned shrimps and squids, conger fish cut in pieces, crabs and ham with chopped onion, minced garlic, laurel leaf, diced tomato, and green and red pepper. Fry and move with a wooden spoon until getting a bit brown.

Fry separately chicken meat. Once tender, put it into a pot and cook in half a liter of water (2 – 3 cups). Cook it for about 15 minutes adding Spanish paprika into the broth.

Now, pour rice into the paella pan together with prepared chicken meat and distribute uniformly. Cover everything with the chicken broth and let it boil (the volume of water should be twice as much as the volume of paella rice). While cooking, add gradually slices of sweet pepper, asparagus, lemon juice, artichokes, and peas. Cooking time is about 20 minutes.

Once paella is ready, take it away from fire and let it rest on a wet cloth for about 5 to 8 minutes before serving. You can also decorate paella with big clusters of lemon (without peeling), strips of red and green pepper, and cooked egg.

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