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Mike’s Paella! June 9, 2009

Filed under: Chicken — tiffanyrose913 @ 4:26 pm

004 (Small)I worked all day Sunday, so Mike made dinner for me and my parents, and Sister and Brother-in-Law. – and it was delicious!

He got the recipe from Emeril – and made a few changes.  It was soooo good!

Ingredients

  • 1 (3-pound) chicken, cut into small pieces (about 12)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onions
  • 3/4 cup chopped red bell peppers
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 6 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped andouille sausage
  • 3 cups uncooked rice
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped peeled tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 9 bay leaves
  • 3 tablespoons Creole seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads
  • 6 cups white chicken stock
  • 36 mussels, scrubbed and debearded
  • 18 medium shrimp in their shells (about 3/4 pound)
  • chopped fresh parsley

Directions

Sprinkle chicken pieces evenly with salt and 18 turns of pepper. Pat in seasoning with your hands. Heat oil in a large deep saucepan over high heat. Add chicken and sear until brown on all sides, about 4 minutes. Add onions, bell peppers,  garlic, sausage and rice and stir-fry 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, Worcestershire, hot sauce, bay leaves, Creole seasoning and saffron and simmer 1 minute. Add stock, stir well and bring to a boil. Cover and cook 4 minutes.

Add mussels and shrimp, cover and cook until rice is tender and shellfish are opened, about 3 minutes. Discard any mussels or clams that have not opened.

Remove bay leaves and serve in large shallow bowls. Place empty bowls on table for shells.

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