Paella on the Grill with Sausage and Shrimp

Paella on the Grill with Sausage and Shrimp



1 package Coleman Natural Andouille Sausage, or other smoked sausage of choice (4 links)

1 cup finely diced onion (about 1 medium onion)

Pinch of saffron

1 clove garlic, minced

1 1/2 cups Arborio rice (or other short-grain rice)

4 to 5 cups low-sodium chicken stock

1 cup fresh or frozen peas

1/2 pound cooked chicken, cut into large chunks

6 large shrimp, peeled and deveined

2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley


  1. Heat the grill to high.
  2. Cut the sausage into 1-inch chunks. Set the paella pan over the grill to heat for a minute and add the sausage. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sausage begins to brown and renders some of its fat, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the onion and saffron to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens slightly, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic and rice, and stir until the rice is translucent, about a minute, and then add 4 cups of chicken stock. Bring to a boil, and then turn the grill to medium low, close the cover, and cook, stirring once or twice until the water is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Check the rice and if it’s still too firm, add more chicken stock, and continue cooking until the rice is cooked through.
  5. When the rice is cooked and has absorbed the water, stir in the peas and then nestle the cooked chicken into the rice so that it will heat, and the shrimp over the top of the rice to cook. Close the grill, turn the heat to high, don’t stir anymore, and cook for a few more minutes just until the shrimp has cooked through, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the grill and sprinkle with parsley before serving.


You can make the paella inside on the stove instead of the grill, and can vary this recipe by using a different smoked sausage of your choice or using clams and mussels instead of the chicken and shrimp, or by adding other vegetables.

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