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Paella, Tunisian Way

Paella, Tunisian Way

Posted August 29, 2018

6

Serves 10

30 Minutes

You might have prepared Paella before, but this Tunisian recipe will win over with its fabulous flavors. The seafood, vegetables and rice come together into a special dish that no one can resist.

Ingredients

  • 500g White rice
  • 1 Green, 1 yellow, 1 red & 1 orange peppers, sliced thin
  • 300g Fresh calamari
  • 300g White fish
  • 400g Cleaned shrimps (medium size)
  • 7 Pieces jumbo shrimps (for decoration)
  • 1 Mix bag frozen fish
  • 1 Bag frozen shrimps (optional)
  • 1 Bag frozen crab (optional)
  • 200g Grozen peas
  • 5 Big tomatoes
  • 1 Chicken breast, cut into small pieces (optional)
  • 3 Gloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 Cup olive oil
  • Coriander, salt, pepper, saffron , 2 bay leaves & cumin
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How to Cook:
  • Boil the medium size shrimps (with the skin) for 10 minutes. Keep the shrimps stock aside, then, peel the skin.
  • Fry all the peppers with olive oil for 5 minutes and set aside.
  • Fry the calamari with the garlic. Set aside.
  • Peel the tomatoes & cut them in tiny pieces. Place them in a large paella pan & put on the stove.
  • Add salt, pepper and saffron, cumin & coriander. Lastly, add one cup of shrimps stock. Let them simmer on low heat until the sauce thickens and the tomatoes are cooked.
  • Add the white fish, bag of frozen fish, frozen peas, frozen shrimps, chicken into the tomato mix.
  • Add the rice, spread it all around the paella pan. Mix all the ingredients gently. (Add shrimps stock if necessary). Place the 5 pieces of jumbo on top. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and make 5 holes with a fork.
  • Place in oven for 30 minutes or until the rice is cooked. Add shrimps stock if necessary.
  • Make sure to keep moist but don’t over add water
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