Pepperoni & Prawn Paella

Aside from all the swearing, depression and mum stuff, I love cooking and I love creative new dishes and cooking lovely nutritious meals for my boys.

Hubbo will eat pretty much anything; apart from courgette and tomatoes that is.  Which he eats because I conceal them in meals… *evil laugh*

My Father-in-law sent me a lovely recipe for Paella, which I’ve never cooked before.

His recipe needed:

  • 2tbsp oil
  • 1 onion
  • 200g long grain rice
  • 1 red pepper
  • Garlic
  • 1.5pints chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika and turmeric
  • 175g chopped ham
  • 150g prawns
  • 100g frozen peas

I substituted the ham for pepperoni as I couldn’t find any decent ham and I use dried herbs and spices, and two oxo chicken stock cubes.

  1. Heat 2tbsp oil in a large pan(I used a wok).  A cast iron skillet would work well as well.
  2. Fry chopped onion until soft.
  3. Add rice and garlic and fry for 1min stirring well.
  4. Add stock, chopped red pepper, ham/pepperoni, turmeric and paprika, bring to the boil and simmer for 12mins.
  5. Add frozen peas and prawns(if using frozen then must be thawed, be safe and don’t give yourself the shits).
  6. Mix well and cook for 3-4mins.
  7. Serve straight away. Should serve four but this made loads.

It was gorgeous, a lovely silky consistency with a lush flavour but it wasn’t spicy at all. The boys loved it and it was so easy to make.

I like rating recipes, so this one being my first recipe on my blog, is a good contender for top marks.

The only cons I can think of is the prawns are bloody expensive for such a basic dish and the ham was the same, I begrudge spending £3.89 on prawns and £1.89 on ham when I did it a lot cheaper.

So I’ll give this, out of five:


Enjoy and let me know what you think! I love cooking and would love to see recipes from other people too!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.