Exquisito¡¡¡¡¡¡ Our Christmas Eve Paella

Our Christmas Eve Paella is about to get consumed. A lengthy preparation, a couple of oops moments, like when we realized the paella pan is too big for the oven door to close. Oh well. It still looks scrumptious.

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Cooked the chicken first, then added the chirico, onions, garlic.
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Pequillo peppers next
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Then rice
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Then parsley
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Then all the safrron and smoked paprika steeped chicken broth
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Then cook and stir
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Add the peas
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Add the lobster back, the chicken, the shrimp, the mussels

It’s in the oven now……….waiting waiting waiting waiting……

It was just as delicious as we hoped with one minor exception – the mussels were a bit overcooked and shriveled. Live and learn.

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4 thoughts on “Exquisito¡¡¡¡¡¡ Our Christmas Eve Paella

  1. Looks amazing EOS. The clams and mussels are always a challenge. I cheat by steaming them separately and then placing them on the paella for ogling just before the presentation to guests.

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