Recipe courtesy of Jacques Torres
Total:
2 hr 35 min
Active:
35 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

  • Olive oil, for sauteing
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, skinned and seeded
  • 30 mussels, scrubbed and debearded
  • 12 clams, scrubbed
  • White wine, to cover
  • 1/2 chicken, chopped into small pieces
  • 6 medium squid, chopped into small pieces
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped into small pieces
  • Fish stock
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 to 4 strands saffron
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, shelled and deveined

Directions

Sweat the onion with in a thin layer of olive oil on low heat for 1 1/2 hours. Add the tomato and simmer for 1 more hour. Let cool and strain. Set aside the onion/tomato mixture.

Open 30 mussels and 12 clams by covering them with white wine. Reserve the wine and juice.

Reserve the olive oil to saute more ingredients. Saute the chicken in olive oil for about 8 minutes. Set aside.

Saute the squid for 5 minutes in olive oil. Set aside.

Saute the peppers for 5 minutes. Set aside.

Add enough water to the reserved mussel and clam juice so it equals 5 1/2 cups. Flavor the fish stock with salt, pepper, and saffron.

Bring to a boil; add 2 cups of rice. Add the Sauteed chicken, squid, peppers, and the onions/tomato mixture.

Bring to a strong boil for 4 minutes. Reduce the heat and add the mussels, clams, and shrimp. Boil moderately for about 10 to 12 minutes. Let sit for about 7 minutes. Then serve.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Paella

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Paella

Recipe courtesy of Bahama Breeze Island Grille

Paella

Paella Valenciana

Recipe courtesy of Fornos of Spain Restaurant

Paella Valenciana

Recipe courtesy of Don Rafael Vidal

Paella Italiana

Recipe courtesy of Michael Chiarello

Vincent's Paella

Recipe courtesy of Vincent Pesiri

Paella Mixta

Recipe courtesy of El Farol Restaurant

Paella Valenciana

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Holy & Hungry

7:30am | 6:30c

Holy & Hungry

8:30am | 7:30c

Emeril's Florida

9:30am | 8:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

10am | 9c

Unwrapped 2.0

10:30am | 9:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

11am | 10c

Unwrapped 2.0

11:30am | 10:30c

Unwrapped

12pm | 11c

Unwrapped

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unwrapped

1pm | 12c

Unwrapped

1:30pm | 12:30c

Carnival Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Carnival Eats

8pm | 7c

Carnival Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Carnival Eats

9:30pm | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10pm | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12am | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1am | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30am | 12:30c

Cheap Eats

2am | 1c

Cheap Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here