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There are literally hundred of Paella recipes and every cook has their own favorite – where they change up some of the ingredients giving it their own special flavor. Below is just one of the many ways Paella is cooked in the Caribbean. Enjoy!

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  • 1 small roasting chicken (cut up)
  • 4 ozs. Bacon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tomato peeled and cut in four
  • 1 teaspoon saffron
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 8 ozs peas
  • 8 ozs. French beans
  • 12. Ozs. Rice
  • 8 prawns
  • 12 scampi
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


Wash, cut and dry chicken. Then season with garlic, salt and pepper. Allow to stand for one hour. Fry chicken in bacon and oil for about 5 minutes. Add tomato, beans, peas, paprika, and rice. Stir the rice into the fat, pour in 2 pints water. Bring to a boil and then add saffron. Simmer for 5 minutes. In the meantime, prepare shellfish and wash in cold water and a little lemon juice. Then add to rice mixture and cook for another 15 minutes or until rice is cooked. Serve immediately with a tossed salad.

Recipe by:Yolande Cools-Lartigue
Photo courtesy:fatfreevegan.com

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Comment by sharon Subscribed to comments via email
2008-07-18 20:11:07

i am cooking that right now. cannot wait to eat.

Comment by Pembina Pizza Place
2008-09-11 12:39:41

there are hundreds of paella recipes
this recipe has proven to be one of my favorites
The recipe is nicely laid out neatly in good detail – easy to obtain the ingredients and follow through right to the tasty end


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