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Make-Ahead Paella Casserole


Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup broken thin spaghetti or orzo pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice
  • Generous pinch saffron threads
  • 3 to 3 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • All-purpose flour or instant flour, such as Wondra, for dredging
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked sweet paprika
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of excess fat
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 5 tablespoons EVOO
  • 8 ounces Spanish chorizo, chopped
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup plus a splash dry sherry
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 roasted red bell peppers, chopped
  • One 1-pound, thick center-cut fillet sustainable cod or black cod
  • Seafood seasoning, such as Old Bay
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley