This recipe for Easy Scallops & Chorizo Paella is great for when you crave the taste of the med, but don’t have all day to cook. This divine cheat’s paella is ready in 30 minutes.
I adore Paella, but don’t often have the time or all of the ingredients needed to make the real deal. If you’re a fan, and you like quick versions, you can check out my recipe for SHRIMP AND CHORIZO RICE (which is similar, but is more tomato based) and if you have a bit more time, you can try my CHORIZO & CHICKEN PAELLA which cooks longer for more flavor and has the addition of red peppers as well as tomatoes.
I love them all and all three of these recipes are made often in my house.
Easy Scallops & Chorizo Paella
- 4 cups /900ml Chicken Stock
- 1 pinch saffron threads
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 14 oz chorizo sausage cut into slices
- 1 Large onion chopped
- 3 cloves garlic chopped
- 14 oz raw scallops cleaned
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 2 cups long grain rice
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- A good handful of fresh parsley chopped
Bring stock to a simmer in a saucepan; add the saffron and leave to infuse.
Heat the oil in a shallow pan on medium high heat and fry the chorizo until it starts to brown and release it’s orange colored oils. Add the onion and continue to fry until the onion has softened. Add the garlic and fry another minute.
Add the scallops and sauté 5 minutes. Remove the scallops from the pan and set aside.
Add the white wine and allow to almost fully evaporate before adding the rice. Coat the rice with the other ingredients and then add the stock, paprika, smoked paprika and parsley. Bring to a boil before reducing the heat. Cover and leave to simmer 15-20 or until the rice is tender.
Remove from the heat, add the scallops mix to warm with the cooked rice and serve.