Thursday, September 6, 2012

Portuguese Paella


YOU VOICED YOUR OPINION ON FACEBOOK So today I am going to SHARE WITH YOU MY Portuguese Paella because let’s face it…. Paella is usually made from left over meats, seafood, and veggies you may have in the fridge AND I'M THE QUEEN OF LEFTOVERS.

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED:

cocktail sized shrimp
scallops (Bay or sea)
onions
garlic
rice 
linguica (IF YOU CAN'T FIND IT, YOU CAN USE Spanish chorizo... BUT IT WON'T BE THE SAME, JUST SAYIN)
LITTLE NECKS
OLIVE OIL
SAZON SEASONING
CAN OF STEWED TOMATOES

HERE'S WHAT YOU DO:

drizzle olive oil in the pan and put it over a medium heat.
Add the shrimp, scallops, and linguica SAUTEE. 
REMOVE FROM HEAT AND SET ASIDE.

ADD a little more olive oil inTO YOUR PAN
chop up the onion and garlic AND SAUTEE
Add a can of strained, diced tomatoes and cook for about 2 minutes.

Add in 4 cups of short grain rice and mix it all together so the rice is coated in the pan mixture.
add 5 or six cups of water to the pan, ADD IN YOUR LITTLE NECKS WITH SPLIT SIT FACING UP, cover and let it sit for ten minutes.

So now that the rice is cooked, add in the previously cooked meat and seafood, give it a good stir and that’s it! 

SERVE IT UP IN THE PAN FOR THE TRADITIONAL FEEL.

Tip: don't be afraid to use different kinds of meat or seafood too! Chicken, mussels and white fish can be great in here too.