with Chicken, Chorizo & Prawns
Our first cook night. Babs had recently purchased a paella pan,
so we thought it only fitting that we christened it.
We browned chicken thighs in the pan and then removed them. We
added chorizo slices, then chili and garlic before stirring in
paella rice. We stirred until all the grains of rice were nicely
coated and glossy. We dissolved a pinch of saffron in warm water
to add flavour and colour to the rice. Then added paprika and
dry white wine and when it was bubbling, poured in hot chicken
stock, added the chicken thighs and cooked for 5-10 minutes.
Despinaki had to be told off a few times for giving into the
urge to stir the mixture. But Babs managed to restrain her with
the promise that that's what gives it the lovely sticky/slightly
burnt bits at the bottom, that are of course delicious.
Lastly we added raw king prawns to the top and let them cook
through before serving with wedges of lemon.
Not realising how much fun these cook nights would become and
that we might want a record of them, we forgot to take a picture.
So above is the leftovers :-)