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Summer Paella

With summer entertaining on all of our minds, we know how difficult it can be to think of a menu that all of our guests will enjoy and compliments everyone’s taste buds.  We have found that Paella is one of the best dishes to serve when hosting a large group of people. Not only is it a deliciously filling meal, it also is a crowd favorite.

Since this has been such a popular dish, we thought we would share a fun and easy recipe for you to try. Follow along below to make your own at home. We have also found, the best way to make a traditional paella is with the right pan. We have linked the best pan to use here! We hope you enjoy!

Paella Recipe

Paella Recipe

Paella Recipe

Paella Recipe

Paella Recipe

Spanish Paella Recipe~ Serves 6

Ingredients: 
PAELLA:
1 C. water
1 Tsp. of saffron threads
3 C. of chicken broth
10 peeled & deveined jumbo shrimp
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 links Spanish chorizo sausage
2 C. finely chopped onion
1 C. finely chopped red bell pepper
1 C. diced tomatoes
1 Tsp. sweet paprika
1 C. chopped fresh parsley
1/4 C. fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp. olive oil
3 large garlic cloves, minced
3 C. uncooked medium grain rice
1 C. frozen green peas
8 fresh mussels, scrubbed and debearded
1/4 C. fresh lemon juice
Directions:
1. Combine water, saffron, and broth in a large paella pan. Bring to a simmer (do not boil)
2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large paella pan or large skillet over medium-high heat
3. Add sausage and shrimp and saute 2 minutes. Remove from the pan and reduce the to medium-low heat
4. Add onion and bell pepper; saute 15 minutes, stirring occasionally
5. Add tomatoes, paprika, and 3 garlic cloves cook for 5 minutes
6. Add rice; cook 3 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in herbs, broth, the sausage and the peas
7. Bring to a low boil; cook 10 minutes, stirring frequently
8. Add the mussels to the pan and cook for about 7  minutes or until shells open
10. Add shrimp and cook for 8 minutes or until shrimp are done.
11. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup lemon juice.
12. Remove the pan from heat and let stand 10 minutes.
13. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.