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Easy Seafood Paella

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Easy Seafood Paella

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  • 4 lobster tails (small, 6-12 oz each)
  • water
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion (large, chopped)
  • 2 cups spanish rice (or short grain rice, soaked in water for 15 minutes and then drained)
  • 4 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 2 pinches saffron threads (Spanish, soaked in 1/2 cup water)
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper flakes (aloppo)
  • salt
  • 2 Roma tomatoes (large, finely chopped)
  • 6 oz. french green beans
  • 1 lb. prawns (or large shrimp or your choice, peeled and deveined)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
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    Calories680Calories from Fat130
    Total Fat14g22%
    Saturated Fat1.5g8%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat130
    Total Carbohydrate84g28%
    Dietary Fiber4g16%
    Vitamin A30%
    Vitamin C30%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Dave Daley a year ago
    I’ve made this a few times, cut in half for two, I use just shrimp and some seafood stock to replace the lobster water. Do it all in a 10 inch cast iron frypan which leaves a nice authentic black crust.
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    Nathan Carroll a year ago
    would give 5 stars but instructions weren't the best when it came to the saffron. The water-rice ratio was easy enough to figure out. I thought it was absolutely delicious, the rest of my family said it was too spicy. Also didn't spring for lobster and used a smoked sausage instead of using chorizo because my family is sensitive to spice.
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    Tom 2 years ago
    So we learn about the unknown origins of the paella and some other nonsense but we don’t get instruction on how much water to use to make rice. Huh?
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    Nasser S. 2 years ago
    Would have turned out better if I knew how to prepar the saffron. I added the 2 pinches not knowing how strong it is. Will adjust quantity and preparation differently.
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    Jumi 3 years ago
    Tastes pretty good but... - expensive - lots of prep - poor vague directions I'll probably give it another try though without expensive saffron and lobster, less onions and using whatever veggies I have lying around rather than purchasing something.
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    Santos 3 years ago
    came out great! Didn’t use lobster because the family doesn’t like it so I used broth instead of the lobster boiling water!
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    Billy C. 3 years ago
    really easy and taste great. will definitely make again.
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    QuickLineCook 3 years ago
    Easy to prep! I made the rice earlier. Family loved it.
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    Hilary 4 years ago
    Very tasty. Used crab claw meat instead of lobster. Also used basmati rice that I precooked and added last. For the lobster water I used organic tomato basil soup. Hubby loved this.
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    Bill Bailey 4 years ago
    Good taste but only because of my master skills...lol. Directions are kinda vague. People try to tell too much of a story instead of just laying out the directions! Small example...water used to boil lobster. How much you use is left to you because no suggestions are made. I think I ended up using 2 cups, didn’t want a “soupy” dish.
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    Seaborne 4 years ago
    Turned out amazing, instructions arent the clearedt though.
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    Jimenez 4 years ago
    Well is a good rice recipe and has nothing to do with a paella but the rice and the saffron.
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    Nyasha Z. 4 years ago
    I’ll let you know once I taste it smells amazing looks delicious. I didn’t have lobster so I used other seafood and I had some frozen crab shells from a month ago and I boiled that and made stock out of it that’s what I used instead
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    Cindy Dodson 4 years ago
    I will make this again. It was very good. I did make some adjustments because saffron is so expensive. I bought a boxed Spanish rice and then added the recipes ingredients, I sautéed onions and then added garlic to soften it. I precooked green beans. I added extra seasoning.
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    Sheela 4 years ago
    Delicious! I didn’t use lobster though I used squid, scallops and shrimp
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    Dorothy 4 years ago
    It was very good! Was surprised. I was always intimidated in making this.
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    Betsy Bowers 5 years ago
    Excellent!! Served at dinner party with rave reviews. Very easy to prepare; I used paella rice & substituted a quality seafood flavored base with shrimp, mussels & squid, omitting lobster ordeal. Leftovers were fantastic too!