The secret to a good "aussie" paella is making sure all the ingredients are cooked with passion on the barbie. Seal off the Chicken, Chorizo and then "throw on the shrimps" - i.e. Green Prawns with tails on....
Then flash fry the onions, garlic & tomatos in a large Paella Pan (or flat pan) so all the smells & flavours are tasted by your neighbours (Kylie or Jason may even pop in)!
Remove the beards, de-beard the Mussels and wash in cold water, wash the Prawns
Make the Soup - Add stock, paprika & saffron and cook till boiling - see the colour change in minutes
Add a dash of olive oil to the barbie flat plate and cook the Chicken Breast (sliced or diced) and Chorizo (sliced thick) on moderate heat until brown - use organic corn feed Cook it taste divine, but can be substituted for cheaper Legs, Thighs, wings??....
Throw on the shrimps on the Barbie .... and cook the Prawns (or Shrimps) and set aside once cooked in a dish with Chorizo and Chicken
Roast the whole Peppers & Roma Tomato on the Barbie, slice the peppers into strips and make the Roma Tomato into a sauce
Heat the Paella Pan .... little olive oil to coat surface add the Onion and garlic, cook until slightly coloured.
Add the tomatos ..... add the unwashed spanish rice, wait until the rice soaks up the colour and oil and add the roasted red pepper, then the soup/stock - bring to boil then add chicken and add salt & pepper, add seafood (cooked prawns & mussells), peas & sweet corn on top - then reduce by simmering until rice appears at the surface (approx 15-20 mins) - DO NOT STIR, then remove from heat cover with lid or foil, put back on low heat and simmer for further 8-10 mins. Remove from heat and allow to steam for 3-4 mins and return to moderate heat for 1 min. Remove from heat and garnish with wedges of lemon and parsley.
PURE AUSSIE CLASSIC PAELLA ON THE BARBIE!!!!!
Live Mussels are available at a lot of farmer market or vacuum packed in speciality fish shops
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