When I saw these langoustines in the fishmonger yesterday I knew a special meal was needed!
I’ve never made paella before but I’ve eaten it plenty of times. I was a little nervous going all in on a recipe I’ve never experimented with before (langoustines aren’t cheap!) but I didn’t need to worry, it was amazing and so delicious!
125g chorizo, sliced
4 large chicken thighs, skin on (or 8 small ones)
2 cloves crushed garlic
1 red pepper, diced
250g paella rice (or risotto rice if you can’t get it)
500ml chicken stock
Pinch of saffron
100ml white wine
400g tin chopped tomatoes
150g king prawns
Handful of frozen peas
Salt and pepper to taste
4 cooked langoustines
– Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large, heavy pan with a lid.
– Add the chorizo and cook for 3 minutes.
– Remove the chorizo from the oil (which should now be a lovely colour) and place in a bowl to the side.
– Add the chicken thighs and cook on a low heat for 5 minutes each side with the pan lid on.
– Remove the chicken thighs and place in the bowl with the chorizo.
– Add the garlic, red pepper and rice and stir well until the rice is well coated.
-Add the stock, saffron, wine and tinned tomatoes. Stir well.
– Add the chicken thighs and chorizo back into the pan and simmer on a low heat with the lid on for 10 minutes.
– Add the prawns and peas and mix through gently. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
– Add the langoustines on top and replace the lid. Simmer for 10 more minutes.
– Leave to sit with the heat off and the lid on for 5 more minutes before serving with lemon wedges.