Make Jamie Bissonnette's Untraditional (But Still Amazing) Paella

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Make Jamie Bissonnette's Untraditional (But Still Amazing) Paella

Bissonnette’s "MUNCHIES paella" isn’t a huge departure from what you would find in Southern Spain but it’s got plenty of seafood that reflect Bissonnette’s Northeast roots.

Jamie Bissonnette of Toro is fed up with being told that his paella isn't authentic.

When he came to our test kitchen, he went on a solid rant about tradition and cooked up a paella that was a basically a "fuck you" to sticklers for authenticity.

Bissonnette's "MUNCHIES paella" isn't a huge departure from what you would find in Southern Spain—it's still got plenty of saffron, chorizo, and bomba rice—but it's got plenty of seafood that reflect Bissonnette's Northeast roots.

RECIPE: Paella Valenciana

This recipe has mussels, clams, shrimp, and three kinds of stock; not exactly traditional, but in the words of Bissonnette, "Who cares, man?"