Shellfish Paella with Italian Sausage
Recipe for Shellfish Paella with Italian Sausage featuring ingredients found at your local Costco warehouse.
8 cups chicken stock
1 teaspoon saffron threads
¼ cup olive oil, divided
2 pounds Tarantino* mild Italian sausages
2 white or yellow onions, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
4 cups Arborio rice
1 cup white wine
5 large tomatoes, chopped
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 pounds Atlantic Capes* U/15 frozen sea scallops, thawed
2 pounds Mazzetta/SeaMazz* U/15 frozen black tiger shrimp, shell on or peeled and deveined, thawed
2 pounds Westhaven* New Zealand littleneck cockle clams
* Brands may vary by region; substitute a similar product.
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Place chicken stock in a stockpot, add saffron and bring to a boil. Set aside.
Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large round sauté, roasting or paella pan with a lid over medium heat. Add sausages and cook until browned. Remove from the pan and set aside.
Add remaining olive oil, onions and bell pepper to the pan. Sauté until soft. Add rice and stir to coat well. Add wine and cook, stirring, until it evaporates. Add tomatoes and salt and pepper to taste.
Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
Add sausages and scallops. Cover and place in the oven for 20 minutes.
Place shrimp and clams on top, cover and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until clams open.
Serve family-style or in individual bowls or plates. Makes 8-10 servings.