Using a mortar and pestle, pulverize the saffron to create a powder. In a small saucepan, heat chicken stock and add saffron. Allow saffron to dissolve; keep warm until use. Cut the squid into 3/4 inch-wide tubes. Cut the chicken and pork into approximately 1 inch pieces.
In a large Paella pan or large ovenproof casserole, heat ˝ cup olive oil on the stove and sauté onion, green pepper, tomatoes, and garlic until onion is transparent. Add pork and chicken to the pan, season with 2 tablespoons of Columbia Seasoning, and cook until meat is lightly browned on all sides. Add all of the seafood and sauté for 1 minute. Add chicken stock, bay leaf and rice; stir well. Bring mixture to a boil, then cover and bake in oven at 400 degrees for approximately 20 minutes or until rice is done.
Sprinkle with wine and garnish with peas, roasted red peppers, and asparagus tips. Serve out of pan.
Yield: Recipe serves 4-6
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Recipe courtesy of The Columbia Restaurant/Ybor City, Tampa, Florida