Pilchard paella
Recipe from: Lucky Star – 20 November 2014


100 ml olive oil
6 garlic cloves, crushed
2 onions, roughly chopped
2 red peppers, seeded and finely chopped
820 g chopped tomato
15 ml smoked paprika
700 g white rice
2 L chicken stock
100 ml lemon juice, freshly squeezed
5 ml salt
5 ml ground black pepper
1.88 kg pilchards in tomato sauce, drained
1 lemon, cut into wedges
10 g fennel fronds, chopped

Method (25 minutes)

Heat the olive oil in a paella pan or a large heavy-based pot. Add the garlic, onion and red pepper and sauté until soft and translucent. Add the tomatoes and paprika, reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until fragrant
Stir in the rice and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the stock and bring to the boil.

Reduce the heat and cook uncovered until the rice has absorbed most of the liquid. Cook for a further 10 minutes or until the rice is cooked. Stir in the pilchards and cook until they are heated through.
Season with salt and pepper and serve hot with lemon wedges.Garnish with fennel.

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Anonymous. (2014). Pilchard paella. [Blog]. Pilchard paella. Available at: https://www.food24.com/Recipes-and-Menus/Seafood-Recipes/Pilchard-paella-20141120 . [Accessed 19 September 2019].

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