|Vegan Fideua "Pasta Paella"|
Vegan Fideua "Pasta Paella"
-3 tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
-1 Spicy Mexican Sausage, casing removed, cut into small pieces
(Field Roast, if you don't have that you can use Soyrizo)
-3 Vegan Chicken Patties or Cutlet/Scallopinis, cut into cubes (Gardein)
-3/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt, plus extra for seasoning (if needed)
-3/4 teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper, plus extra for seasoning (if needed)
-6 large Cloves Garlic, thinly sliced
-1 small Fennel Bulb, chopped
-1 small Onion, chopped
-1 medium Red Bell Pepper, stemmed & seeded, diced
-24oz Vegan Chicken Broth or Vegetable Broth
-1 15-ounce Can Diced Tomatoes in juice
-1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
-1/4 teaspoon finely Stem Saffron
-3 Bay Leaves
-8 ounces Spaghetti, broken in quarters
-1/3 cup roughly chopped Fresh Italian Parsley
-1 package Vegan Shrimp and/or Vegan Fish Fillets (if you have it, you can get it online if interested)
-1/8 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper, if using none-spicy sausage or want recipe a lot
Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a 6-quart Dutch oven or pot. Add the sausages and stir, breaking up the sausages into small pieces with a wooden spoon, until crisp, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken, Cook 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the chicken and sausage to a medium bowl, using a slotted spoon.
Add the garlic, fennel, onion, bell pepper and 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper to the pan. Cook until almost tender, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes with juices, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt & pepper, paprika, saffron, cayenne (optional), and bay leaves. Add the spaghetti and cook, uncovered, until almost tender, stirring occasionally, about 9 minutes. Return the chicken and sausage to the pan & other vegan meats if desired. Bring the sauce to a simmer. Cover and cook 4 to 5 minutes on reduced heat, medium-low. Remove the bay leaves CAREFULLY and discard. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Mix in the parsley and serve with crusty bread & salad. Enjoy!
*Saffron can be found at a lot of Indian or Middle Eastern Markets. You can also finding it online or like I did at my local farmers market. Sometimes you need to ask specifically for it and see if its in stock because of price. Its a little pricey...but I can tell you, you can get 4 or 5 recipes out of 1 vile. Worth it in the long run.