Sunday, 22 April 2012

M’s paella from Donna Hay Magazine

I’m usually the cook around here, but M is also pretty damn good at whipping up a feast when he puts his mind to it! Flicking through the stack of magazines on the coffee table M came across the feature on paella from February's Donna Hay magazine. He decided to try one of the recipes out – I suspect because it contained two of his fave ingredients – chorizo and prawns!

The result was really delicious – I don’t know it you’d call it a super-authentic version of a paella – but it was certainly tasty!

Donna Hay’s prawn, asparagus and chorizo paella – M’s version

  • 1-2 tblspns olive oil
  • 2 chorizo sliced
  • 1 ½ cups Arborio rice
  • ¼ cup sherry vinegar
  • 2 ½ cups chicken stock
  • 1 jar bottled tomato pasta sauce
  • 500g raw peeled prawns
  • 1 bunch asparagus

  1. Heat the oil in non stick frying pan over high heat.
  2. Add chorizo and cook 2-3 mins until browned.
  3. Add rice and cook stirring for 1 minute.
  4. Add the vinegar and cook 1 min or until absorbed.
  5. Stir through the stock and tomato sauce and bring to boil.
  6. Reduce heat to low.
  7. Cook for 15 mins without stirring.
  8. Increase heat to medium, push prawns into rice and cook further 4 mins.
  9. Remove from heat, add asparagus and cover with aluminium foil (or lid) and set aside to rest for 15-18 mins until liquid is absorbed.

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  1. that looks really tasty. I have never done a paella - mainly because I have never been pleased with my risottos. I might have to give it a go.

    Have a nice week.

  2. Definately give it a go Carole - the best thing is you don't need to stir it much!