RECIPES

The Hairy Bikers' paella

The Hairy Bikers' paella

Transport the flavours of the Mediterranean into your kitchen with our delicious paella recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 chicken thighs, boned, skinned, cut in half (about 600g/1lb 5oz)
  • 150g/5oz cooking chorizo, skinned and cut into 5mm/¼in slices
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 300g/10½oz fresh large tomatoes, halved, seeds removed, flesh grated (then skin discarded)
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 1 lemon, zest only
  • 1.5 litres/2½ pints hot chicken stock
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 200g/7oz green beans, cut into short lengths
  • 500g/1lb 2oz Calasparra rice
  • 1 tsp saffron threads, soaked in a little warm water
  • couple handfuls live mussels, cleaned, de-bearded and rinsed (discard any mussels that do not snap shut when tapped)
  • 12 raw king prawns
  • lemon wedges, to serve
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper