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Mexican Paella Recipe – from Silver City, NM

June 18, 2011

I’ve been trying recipes from a wonderful Mexican cook named Maria Teresa Bermudez. You may want to try this one – – it’s so tasty!!

Paella: The people of a small town in Spain heard news that her majesty the Queen would be passing their way. They decided to fix a very special dish for her, but couldn’t decide on a name. Time grew short, and they decided to call the dish “For Her” (Para Ella). Over the years, the dish became known as paella, a dish first made for a queen!


2 to 21/2 cups diced, cooked CHICKEN


1 medium ONION, finely-chopped

4 to 5 large STEWED TOMATOES, chopped

1 large GREEN PEPPER, seeded and chopped

2 tsp. SALT

2 tsp. PAPRIKA

2 tsp. black PEPPER


large pinch of powdered SAFFRON

1 crushed GARLIC CLOVE

2 to 3 cups CHICKEN BROTH

2 cups pre-cooked long-grain RICE

1 cup PEAS

1 cup SHRIMP, shelled and deveined

4-oz. can sliced GREEN CHILES




1. Stew a fryer chicken until tender-firm and save broth. Bone chicken into bite-size pieces.

2. Heat oil in Dutch oven and briskly sauté chicken. Add onion and chopped stewed tomatoes, chopped green pepper. Add all seasonings and mix.

3. To the chicken broth, add the crushed garlic clove and rice. Then add this mixture to Dutch oven and stir thoroughly.

4. Cook over medium heat in Dutch oven, covered, stirring occasionally for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

5. Meanwhile, season shrimp with desired seasonings. Sauté shrimp in garlic and oil. Add peas, shrimp and green chiles last 10 minutes of cooking time. Simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. Garnish with parsley and sliced black olives before serving. (Serves 6)

Linda Ferrara
Coldwell Banker Enchantment Realty
501 Silver Heights Blvd.
Silver City, NM 88061


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One Comment
  1. Nancy permalink

    Sounds delicious!

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