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Spicy Paella

Having created 5 successful paella dishes, we wanted to make another, this time with a bit of a kick. We heated the paella pan until very hot before adding a little oil and some sliced spicy chorizo and fried it until slightly crispy. We then added sliced onions, followed by a whole (chopped) green chilli and 2 cloves of garlic (finely chopped).

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Once all these ingredients had softened we added in a good teaspoon of both smoked and hot paprika. We then sprinkled over the paella rice and coated all the grains in the mixture.

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We softened a pinch of saffron in some hot water and added this and then chicken stock to the pan. After a good stir to ensure all the rice was covered we left it alone to absorb all the liquid.

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Once the rice was cooked we topped it with fresh raw jumbo king prawns and some broccoli florets (which we had blanched earlier).

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A final stir ensured all the ingredients were cooked and warmed through and we simply served it with some fresh herbs.

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