Paella

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 red capsicum, diced
  • 125g chorizo sausage, casing removed, diced
  • 30g boneless, skinless chicken thigh meat, diced 2 cm cubes
  • 2 tbsp Simon Gault Home Cuisine Indian seasoning
  • 375g Arborio rice
  • 1 1/4 litres Simon Gault Home Cuisine fish stock
  • 125ml white wine
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika, sweet or hot depending on your preference
  • 1 pinch saffron (optional)
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 12 prawn cutlets
  • 3 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 5 wedges lemon to garnish

Paella

This dish is packed with flavour, great for summer and it feeds around six people but that’s easy to stretch with a crowd. It’s got ingredients in there that will suit the whole family and if you want to throw in some more ingredients then go ahead and make it your own.

Serves  6

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Cooking time
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Heat olive oil in a paella pan or a large frypan (you’ll need a 30cm, deep frypan) over a medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and capsicum and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the chorizo, chicken, Simon Gault Home Cuisine Indian seasoning and rice. Cook for 5 minutes then add the wine and continue to cook. Stir in three quarters of the Simon Gault Home Cuisine fish stock, thyme smoked paprika and saffron and cook for 20 minutes stirring occasionally. Pour in the remaining stock, tomatoes, peas and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. Arrange the prawns on top and then place into the oven and bake for a further 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the chopped parsley then serve with the lemon wedges.    
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Paella by Simon Gault. Copyright © text, Simon Gault, 2015. Photography © Sarah Tuck, 2015.