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Title: Paella (New York Times Cook Book)
Categories: Seafood Spanish
Yield: 8 Servings

1 One and a half pound lobster, cooked
1 Dozen or more small clams
1 One and a half pound chicken
2 Peppercorns
1 Clove garlic, peeled
1 1/2tsSalt
6tbOlive oil
2ozHam, cut in thin strips
1 Chorizo (hot Spanish sausage), sliced
1ozSalt pork, finely chopped
1 Onion, peeled and chopped
1 Green pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2tsGround coriander
3tbTomato sauce
2 1/4cRice, washed and drained
4cBoiling water
1cnPeas, drained

Remove meat from the lobster. Shell and devein shrimp. Scrub mussels and clams. Cut chicken into medium sized serving pieces. Combine oregano, peppercorns, garlic, salt, two Tbsp of the olive oil and the vinegar and mash with back of spoon or with a mortar. Rub chicken with the mixture.

Heat remaining olive oil in a deep, heavy skillet and brown chicken lightly over moderate het. Add ham, chorizo, salt pork, onion, green pepper, coriander and capers. Cook ten minutes over low heat. Add tomato sauce and rice and cook 5 minutes. Add boiling water, saffron and shrimp. Mix well and cook rapidly, covered, until liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes. With a large spoon, turn rice from top to bottom.

Add lobster meat and peas; cover and cook 5 minutes longer. Steam mussels and clams in a little water until their shells open. Heat the pimientos and drain. Us the mussels, clams and pimientos as a garnish.

Yield: 6-8 servings