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Shrimp and Chorizo Paella

An easy, fool-proof recipe for Shrimp and Chorizo Paella – the perfect, quick dinner for busy week days and always a hit with my family and friends

An easy, fool-proof recipe for Shrimp and Chorizo Paella - the perfect, quick dinner for busy week days and always a hit with my family and friends

I am actually no good at making Paella. It just about always turns out a messy, sticky lot of meat and rice.

But I have never had a problem making this Shrimp and Chorizo Paella . The dish is definitely fool-proof and perfect for someone like me with specific problems (lack of knowledge?) in making Paella.

The combination of Shrimp and Chorizo is always wonderful, but it is exceptionally tasty in this recipe.

If it weren’t for obvious reasons, I would eat Chorizo everyday and the same goes for Shrimp, except the reasons are different.

One is fat content and the other is pricey – very pricey in Gauteng which is the most inland province of our country (or maybe that would be the Free State?).

An easy, fool-proof recipe for Shrimp and Chorizo Paella - the perfect, quick dinner for busy week days and always a hit with my family and friends

Not many people like Olives and you can always leave that out. However if you do like Olives, adding them is highly recommended !

Another (more popular) option is to serve the Lemons, Parsley and Olives in a small side dish/plate.

When I had just met my husband, he did not like Olives at all – like is an understatement – he hated any kind of Olive, but now loves them as much as I always did and still do !

Yep, sometimes they only need a little guidance and of course the right wine paired to enjoy a bowl of Olives on it’s own.

Fortunately, my kids grew up eating Olives and it is an everyday, ordinary treat for them.

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Shrimp And Chorizo Paella

Yield: 6 Servings

Shrimp and Chorizo Paella

Shrimp and Chorizo Paella

An easy, fool-proof recipe for Shrimp and Chorizo Paella - the perfect, quick dinner for busy week days

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 TB Oil
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups Chorizo, sliced
  • 2 Green Bell Peppers, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups Rice
  • 1 cup Dry White Wine
  • 1 cup Chicken Stock
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 t Turmeric
  • 900 g Shrimp, defrosted if frozen ( 2 pounds )
  • Salt and Black Pepper, to taste

TO SERVE (optional):

  • 2 Lemons, sliced into wedges
  • 1/4 cup Parsley, chopped
  • 18 Black Olives, pipped

Instructions

  1. Heat the Oil in a large pan or wok with a lid – saute the Onion, Chorizo and Peppers until the Chorizo is a bit crispy – add the Rice and stir through
  2. Add the Wine, Stock, Bay Leaf and Turmeric – stir and cover – lower the heat and simmer for 25 – 30 minutes or until the Rice is cooked
  3. Add the Shrimp – cook a further 10 – 15 minutes or until the Shrimp is done – season with Salt and Pepper to taste
  4. Serve with Lemon wedges, Parsley and Black Olives (optional)

Notes

  • Nutrition value excludes : Lemons, Parsley and Olives

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Amount Per Serving Calories 463Total Fat 11.5gSaturated Fat 5.4gUnsaturated Fat 3.8gCholesterol 236.8mgSodium 350.8mgCarbohydrates 44gFiber 1.8gSugar 2.5gProtein 36.9g

Nutrition value is not always accurate

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Serve with Lemon wedges, Parsley and Black Olives.

LINDA

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Michelle Meche

Sunday 14th of December 2014

I love olives. And shrimp too. This looks good, Linda. I've never made paella before.

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