Apr 22, 2010

Seafood Paella




Paella is my husbands all time favorite dish and he will eat it anyway. However, he loves it the best this way with lots of sea creatures as I call them, lol. I personally stick to fish, shrimp and oysters. You can also make this with your favorite seafood and chicken. This is such a delicious meal that you really can not go wrong with whatever meat you do choose.

4 tablespoons olive oil
10 baby squid
1 cup shrimp
10 octopus
1/2 cup clams
1 onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
3 tomatoes, diced
1-1/2 cup rice
1 cup vegetable stock
3/4 cup frozen peas
5 saffron strings soaked in 2 tablespoons hot water
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons parsley chopped, garnish
lemon wedges to serve

1. In a saute pan on medium-high heat add olive oil. Add onion, garlic and bell peppers. Cook until tender. Add tomatoes, cook for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Add squid, clams and octopus. Cook for 4 minutes add shrimp and peas cool and additional 1 minute. Mix well. Add rice, salt and pepper and vegetable stock. Bring to a full boil cover and reduce heat to low. Pour saffron water on top of rice. Cook for 30 minutes or until most of the stock has been adsorbed. Add to serving platter and sprinkle with parsley and add lemon wedges on the side.

Yields: 4 servings

2 fabulous comments:

  1. That looks great. But I think I'll substiute with prawns :)

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  2. I am with you lol

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