• PAIR WITH Olive Brook Le GeminusSeafood Paella 2010 is a Bordeaux style wine made from sauvignon blanc and semillon

    Seafood Paella

    Serves: 4
    Cooking Time: 30 mins



    • 500ml (2 cups) chicken stock (we used a SPAR Chicken Stock Cube)
    • 2,5ml (½ tsp) saffron threads
    • 15ml (1 tbsp) SPAR Italian Extra
    • Virgin Olive Oil
    • 200g SPAR Mini Pork Sausages, defrosted and sliced
    • 1 SPAR Freshline Onion, peeled
    • and chopped
    • 2 SPAR Freshline Garlic Cloves, peeled and finely chopped
    • 1 SPAR Freshline Red
    • Pepper, chopped
    • 200g SPAR Long Grain
    • Parboiled Rice
    • 125ml (½ cup) Olive Brook Sauvignon Blanc Sur Lie
    • 1 x 410g SPAR Whole
    • Peeled Tomatoes
    • 10ml (2 tsp) smoked paprika
    • 800g SPAR Seafood Mix
    • 454g SPAR Black Mussels
    • 150g SPAR Frozen Garden Peas
    • handful chopped parsley,
    • to garnish
    • 2 quartered lemons, to squeeze



    Combine the chicken stock and saffron threads in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and set aside to infuse.


    Heat the olive oil in a large, shallow frying pan over medium-high heat. Fry the pork sausages, 5 – 7 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.


    Add the onion, garlic and red pepper, and fry, 5 minutes or until softened.


    Add the long grain parboiled rice and stir, 1 minute. Add the Olive Brook Sauvignon Blanc Sur Lie and cook, 2 minutes. Add the whole peeled tomatoes, smoked paprika and saffron-infused chicken stock. Squash the tomatoes with a fork, breaking them up quite finely. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer, 20 – 25 minutes or until the rice is just tender.


    Return the sausages to the pan with the seafood mix, black mussels and baby peas. Stir to combine, and simmer for another 5 – 7 minutes or until the seafood is heated through. Serve the paella with fresh parsley and lemon wedges for squeezing.

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