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  1. Ffion

    Amazing. I never leave reviews but I had to for this. The best homemade paella. I improvised with the meat, I only used chicken and langoustines – that is all. It was lovely. I got the socarrat perfectly. Next time I will definitely be adding more seafood. Thank you for sharing. I’ve also written it down and popped it in a folder. Thank you


  2. Tracy

    I halved and modified the recipe a bit so I had to give it 5 stars in fairness. Here are my modifications and comments for those who are interested.

    I used 8 scallops, 16 jumbo shrimp and a thin chicken breast (cubed and pre-cooked in olive oil, salt and pepper) because no mussels or clams were available during the COVID-19 lockdown.

    I also made my own fire-roasted tomatoes by cutting 3 medium tomatoes in half, drizzling with olive oil and then broiling them in the oven for 15 min until the tops were blackened. I then let the tomatoes cool before dicing.

    For the sofrito, I added all of the roasted tomatoes that I’d made, a splash of white wine, the onions and the garlic. I did not use bell peppers (I dislike their flavor).

    I used 1 ½ cups of Calrose rice. I thought it was very nice but it needed about 10 more minutes of cooking time than this recipe called for. I ended up with overcooked shrimp and peas so I extended the cooking time from 15 to about 25 minutes BEFORE adding the shrimp and frozen peas.

    At the end, I was pleased with the flavor; however, I did not achieve the caramelized bottom because of worries over overcooked seafood and peas. The extra cooking time should fix this. I also think this (my modified) recipe would benefit from a bit more of a seafood flavor. I might consider adding clam juice to the broth in the future (or just the mussels and clams as the original recipe called for, if they’re available!).

    Thank you for the lovely recipe! :D


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  3. Xavier

    Everybody in my family loved it, I didn’t put bany chorizo, one of my son is vegetarian, I added scallops and shrimp …
    Thank you.


  4. Matthew

    Too much rice it over flowed pan before adding seafood.

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  5. dirk

    yummy, easy recipe cooked on the grill! Took a little more liquid to get the rice to cook all the way through, using Valencia rice.


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