Sous Vide Paella
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This dish has many components, but each one is simple to put together. Finish this dish in a hot oven to make sure everything is at the perfect temperature —serve it straight from the skillet. If you want to prep the chicken and chorizo one day in advance, it will make the final assembly very easy.
Ingredients for 8
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts seasoned to taste with Salt and Pepper
½ pound chorizo, sliced into rounds
2 tablespoons (30 mL) olive oil
3 cups (675 grams) rice
½ large onion, finely chopped
1 bay leaf
½ teaspoon (2.4 grams) smoked paprika
1 pinch saffron threads
¼ cup (59 mL) wine
5 ¼ cups (1.2 L) chicken stock
1 pound shrimp, shelled and deveined
1 cup (225 grams) frozen peas, thawed
8 frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and chopped
24 small mussels, cleaned
6 strips roasted red pepper
Heat water using Anova Precision Cooker to 145ºF/62.7ºC.
Place chicken breast and sliced chorizo into zip-close bag with salt and pepper. Seal using water immersion method to create vacuum. Place in water and cook 45 minutes. Remove from water, and cool in ice bath. Set aside. Cut or shred chicken into bite-sized pieces.
Set Anova Precision Cooker to 131ºF/55ºC.
Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add rice, onion, bay leaf, smoked paprika, and saffron. Cook, stirring until rice becomes opaque. Add wine, then add chicken stock. Stir well. Stir in cooked chorizo rounds. Reduce heat, cover and cook until rice is done, about 20 minutes.Heat oven to 450ºF. 5 minutes before shrimp is done, stir chicken, peas, and artichoke hearts into rice. Press mussels into rice, hinge side down. Arrange strips of red pepper on top of rice.
While rice cooks, place shrimp into zip-close bag. Seal using water immersion method. Place into hot water and cook 15 minutes. Heat oven to 450ºF/232ºC
Finish Step: Oven
When shrimp are done, remove them from cooking bag and arrange on top of rice in skillet. Place everything into hot oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven. Discard any unopened mussels. Serve immediately.