Local prawn and chorizo paella! Our first time having paella at home and it was incredible! Such a great dish for entertaining.
Prawn & Chorizo Paella
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
Serves: 6 People
- Prep time: 20 minutes
- Cook time: 1 hour
- Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes
- Serves: 6 People
- 6-8 Green prawns
- Olive oil
- 100 g Chorizo
- 1 Brown onion
- 4 small cloves Garlic
- 2 Lemons
- Black pepper
- 1/2 bottle White wine
- 500 g Paella/Arborio/sushi rice
- 2 pinches Saffron
- 1 L Stock, (or 4 tablespoons of bone broth powder)
- 1 pinch Salt
- 1 handful Parsley
Boil a kettle or start heating up stock on the stove
Split the prawns in half and remove poo tract
Drop a knob of butter into pan on medium to high heat. Add a dash of olive oil to stop the butter from burning
Dust some paprika over the prawns
Put prawns into pan with butter
While prawns are cooking, dice up the chorizo
After approx 2 mins put prawns aside. They should be about 80% cooked as you’ll add them back to the rice later
Turn the heat down to low and add the chorizo into the pan with the crustacean oil
While the chorizo is cooking, finely dice your onion. Then add into pan.
Chop your garlic cloves and add to pan.
Zest your lemons, add 1/2 teaspoon and crack some black pepper into pan
Once that has been sweating down for approx 5-6 mins, pour in wine to deglaze pan and then increase heat again to medium to high
Add in saffron
After the wine has been in for approx 2 mins, add in your rice and stir
Then add either 4 tablespoons of bone broth powder with approx 1L of boiling water or add 1L of hot stock. The rice should be completely covered in water.
Can stir after you’ve added liquid but don’t stir from now on Leave it to crust at the bottom.
After approx 10 mins of rice cooking, of rice is no longer under liquid add some more hot water in
Add a pinch of salt. If using store bought stock taste before adding salt as often quite salty already
Once the rice has been cooking for approx 20 mins turn down to low heat and leave to form the crust on bottom
After 25 mins, add prawns in. Dig into the rice a bit. Pour any of the oil onto rice.
Add the juice of lemons.
After rice has been cooking for approx 30 mins, turn the pan up to high heat for 1-2 mins. Then turn off the heat, there should be no liquid in the bottom and it should be crusty.
Add a handful of chopped parsley.