Paella (spanish chicken~ seafood casserole)

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 pounds Chicken-serving size pieces
¼ cup Sake plus 2T
2 tablespoons Soy sauce
5¾ cup Chicken stock
16 \N Clams little neck in shell
1 tablespoon Gingerroot, minced, fresh
1 cup Onions, green, chopped
3 cups Rice short grain uncooked
¼ cup Cilantro leaves chopped
1 tablespoon Szechuan chili sauce
1 pounds Shrimp whole, raw
½ teaspoon Saffron threads crushed
1½ pounds Mussels in shell
¼ cup Oil, olive plus 2T
1½ tablespoon Garlic minced
¼ pounds Sausage, Chinese pork
1 cup Snow peas julienned

Shell, devein and butterfly the shrimp. Scrub mussels and clams and soak in several different changes of water until needed. Cut chinese sausage in thin diagonal slices and steam, 15 minutes. Pre-heat the oven to 350/F. Combine the chicken, chili sauce and 2 T of the sake in a bowl-set aside. Combine shrimp, 1 T of the soy sauce and 1 T of the sake in another bowl and set aside.Dissolve the saffron in some of the chicken stock and set aside. Heat ¼ cup of the olive oil in a large skillet: medium high heat. Add chicken pieces a few at a time, cook until browned on each side. Set aside untill all are browned. Pour off fat from skillett then add remaining (2T) olive oil, garlic and gingerroot. Cook for 1 minute then add green onion and cook 30 seconds more. Now add the steamed sausage and cook 1 more minute then add the rice and stir until it is all coated. Pour in the chicken stock, dissolved saffron, remaining ¼ cup of sake and remaining 1T soy sauce. Bring to a boil and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Add the snow peas, shrimp and chicken pieces and cover with rice mixture. Arrange clams and mussels on top, sticking up so they will open. Bake uncovered at 350/F for 30-40 minutes or until clams and mussels are open. Sprinkle the cilantro over the top and serve from the pan together with green salad and crusty bread.

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