Cast Iron Paella

Cast Iron Paella

4.5(403)

This simplified version of the popular Spanish rice and seafood dish will leave you scraping your bowl clean. Because of cast iron’s high heat retention, a delicious crusty layer of rice will develop on the bottom, and serving the dish straight from the pan makes for a beautiful centerpiece at the dinner table. You and your guests won’t be able to resist scooping for seconds.

Cook Time
-
Total Time
-
Yield
4 servings

How to Make It

1. Step
Add the chicken stock to a microwave-safe liquid measuring cup and microwave on high power for 3 minutes, until hot. Stir in the saffron threads and set aside.
2. Step
On a cutting board, pat the shrimp dry with paper towels. Season with 1 teaspoon of salt and the pepper on both sides and set aside.
3. Step
Heat the olive oil in a 12-inch (30 cm) cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until it begins to shimmer. Add the chorizo and cook, stirring, until browned in spots, 3 minutes. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and paprika and cook, stirring, until aromatic, about 30 seconds. Add the rice and stir until lightly toasted, 1 minute.
4. Step
Add the tomatoes and reserved chicken stock and stir to combine. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pan with a lid. Cook without stirring until the rice is al dente, 15 minutes.
5. Step
Remove the lid and arrange the shrimp, mussels, and peas on top of the rice. Cover and increase the heat to medium-high. Cook until the shrimp are opaque and the mussels are open, 5 minutes. Discard any mussels that do not open.
6. Step
Remove the lid and pour the lemon juice over the paella. Sprinkle with the remaining teaspoon of salt and the parsley and serve.
7. Step
Enjoy!

Tags

Other Recipes You May Like

Chicken Bacon Broccoli Alfredo

Chicken Bacon Broccoli Alfredo

4.8(1677)
Pork Cutlet Sliders

Pork Cutlet Sliders

4.5(65)
Chicken Parmesan Bread Bowl

Chicken Parmesan Bread Bowl

4.7(156)
Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf

Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf

4.9(842)
Spicy White Bean Chili

Spicy White Bean Chili

4.0(380)
Shrimp And Sausage Stir-fry

Shrimp And Sausage Stir-fry

4.9(434)
Gnocchi In A Bolognese Sauce

Gnocchi In A Bolognese Sauce

5.0(5)
Masala Chicken Burger

Masala Chicken Burger

4.7(31)

Be the first to know about the latest deals, receive new trending recipes & more!