Grilling is almost always a group activity, but when we most often think of foods to serve to the group, we usually wind up with standard fare such as burgers, hotdogs and chicken. That’s often because we just assume these are the easiest dishes to make outdoors, but we’re here to tell you that Paella should immediately become a dish that enters your outdoor entertaining repetoir. Not only is it perfect for a group, since everyone can simply eat directly out of the pan, but it’s insanely customizable and much simpler than you think. So transport your guests to Spain with this super simple Paella on the grill recipe.
VinePair Approved Paella On The Grill
2 Tablespoons GOOD Olive Oil
1 Cup Sliced Chorizo Sausage
2 Tomatos, Diced
2 Cups Aborio Rice
3 Cups Chicken Stock
1 GOOD Pinch of Saffron
1/2 Lemon, Juiced
Pre-cooked shrimp (desired amount)
Parsley & Lemon Wedges
Preheat grill on high and place Paella pan directly on the grates.
Add 2 tablespoons of GOOD olive oil and 1 cup of sliced chorizo sausage.
Saute until the chorizo browns and add 2 diced tomatoes to allow the tomatoes to release their liquids.
Next, add two cups of aborio rice. The rice is going to toast in the mixture for about one minute. After toasting, add three cups of chicken stock, juice of one half of a lemon, and a GOOD pinch of saffron. Stir it all together.
Add shrimp (we used precooked, but you can use raw if you please). Close the lid of the grill, and allow the Paella to brown. Take a sip of wine. Once you see the Paella to be slightly toasted and caramelized, garnish with parsley and wedges of fresh lemon. Take it off the grill and serve it straight onto the table.