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“Mexican Style” Paella with Spicy Salsa

Jennifer's entree recipe from Series 1 of Come Dine WIth Me Australia

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken thighs

  • 1 onion

  • 1 green capsicum

  • 4 cloves of garlic (chopped)

  • ½ kg calamari

  • white rice (1 cup for each person)

  • 10 clams

  • 10 mussels

  • 10 threads of saffron

  • 10 prawns

  • 1 lemon

  • 1 bunch of parsley

  • 3 frankfurt sausages

  • 2 pieces of spanish chorizo

  • oil, salt & pepper

  • Mild salsa

  • 5 dried chillies (chile ancho) you can substitute this chilli with red chillies

  • 5 green chillies

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 ½ cup of peanuts

  • 4 garlic

  • 1/2 onion

  • oil, salt and pepper

  • ½ cup of chicken broth

  • Hot salsa

  • 20 “pasilla” chillies

  • 1 onion

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 2 cups vinegar

  • 3 cloves

  • 1 pinch of basil

  • 1 pinch of oregano

  • 1 laurel leave

  • 1 cup olive oil

  • salt & pepper

Method

  • 1.

    Put oil in a pan and fry the chicken till browned

  • 2.

    When it is “crunchy” add ½ onion, capsicum & 2 cloves of garlic, sausages & chorizo and stir for 5 minutes. When everything is fried, add calamari, keep stirring till all fried

  • 3.

    Add 2 cups of water for each cup of rice and cook for 15 minutes (do not add rice yet) Add the saffron and stir

  • 4.

    Boil with salt the clams and mussels add some oil & keep separate the water. (The water where you boiled the ingredients must be poured in the paella later).Add the rice.

  • 5.

    When the rice is ½ cooked, add clams, mussels & prawns on top and squeeze ½ lemon

  • 6.

    In a bowl chopped 2 garlic, parsley, pepper and add it to the rice

  • 7.

    Put the prawns in the rice

  • 8.

    When the rice is tender, turn off and cover it with an old –cotton t shirt.

  • Mild salsa:

  • 1.

    Sear the chillies with no seeds / veins for 10 mins on low flame. Put into hot water for 20 mins

  • 2.

    Blend peanuts, garlic, onion and add the chillies

  • 3.

    Place oil in pan and fry onion for 5 minutes add salt and stir 10 more minutes

  • Hot salsa:

  • 1.

    Sear the chillies, onion & garlic

  • 2.

    In another pan, mix vinegar and the rest of the ingredients, cook for 20 minutes in low flame

  • 3.

    Mix all the ingredients and strain it.

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Posted by DO3Report
That paella what was that? I have never seen anything like it. Did'nt you say that you hated people who were stuck up and posh well what were you. Were you even at your dinner party at least everyone else marked you with some good points. All you did was complain how this is not good, I don't like. Your night was bad bad bad.
Posted by RB78Report
I agree with you annie31. My spanish friends have a proper paella pan and they say that it makes all the difference. You shouldnt make it too far ahead of time as it dries out - like Jennifers did. And serving with dry bread - YUK. How you beat Gail and Richard is a miracle and obviouisly a sympathy vote.