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BBcue-z
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21 13 6:15 am    Post subject: Paella for 50 Reply with quote

I was asked to cook Paella for a party with expected guest counts around 50 people!!
Of course I jumped on the opportunity Laughing I love a good challenge any day Laughing

I started with Spanish chorizo
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Then cut up all the veggies
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I marinated chicken tenders over night in a mixture of tomato paste, garlic, oregano, EVOO, lemon juice and some spice and sea salt. This is my own twist on the recipe and not traditional.
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The next day I started with sautéing the mixed peppers
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Then added the chorizo
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Then cooked the chicken in batches
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Added diced onions, peppers and garlic
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Added the broth, which was consist of chicken, vegetable, and seafood broth, saffron, lemon juice, Paella spice mix and some old bay mix, and then added 6lbs of rice Smile
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Added 3lbs of Medium shrimp that I precooked
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Also added some imitation crab Embarassed had to make it stretch due to budget restraint
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Also added 3lbs of sautéed pieces of cod fish and green squash and yellow zucchini (I cooked these separately), and mixed all up
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Topped the Paella with crab legs, mussels, peas, garbanzo beans, artichoke hearts, lemon wedges, scallions, 3lbs of jumbo shrimp (precooked also), and fresh chopped Italian parsley.
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I also cooked a smaller Paella without the seafood for those who are allergic- sorry no pix Sad
I cooked a lot of ingredients separately in order to reserve room for the six pounds of rice. I didn’t want to crowd the Disc or have some ingredients overcooked.
I have to say it was a great success and I couldn’t have made it without the Disco Very Happy
There was plenty of food and people took some home (don’t how many people actually showed up). That’s what’s good about rice dishes, they stretch a long way Very Happy
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GF
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21 13 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. Shocked

BBcue-z, that is a disco full of good right there. Very Happy

Very nice work, I'm sure it was appreciated at the party. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21 13 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23 13 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice BBcue-z Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24 13 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow ...nice job BBcue-z.... that Paella looks great. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26 13 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Gf Very Happy

Thank you jeepdad Very Happy

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