Seafood Paella

A dish of spanish origin, seafood paella is made using various seafood like squids, mussels, and prawns too for to create a feast for the family!
What makes a good paella is no doubt the use of saffron, and the rice used. In our recipe we used arborio rice, which is suitable in the case of this recipe. A good paella pan would be welcome, we got our Le Creuset Buffet Casserole from Metro and it’s been handy. Easy and a treat for all, any beginner can get this done and ready for a year-end party or family feast. Get cooking!
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Ingredients

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1 onion
3 tomatoes
1red bell pepper
3tbsp olive oil
3cloves garlic
5g Saffron
Salt to taste
2tsp sweet paprika
1cup arborio rice
1cup wine
3cups seafood / chicken stock
2medium squids
16 clams
8 mussels
6 prawns
½cup green peas
Chopped parsley for garnish
Lemon slices

Directions

1.

Cut 1 onions into quarters, peel and chop them in a food processor
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2.

Cut 3 tomatoes into quarters, remove the seeds and chop them in a food processor
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3.

Remove seeds from 1 red bell pepper and cut into dice
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4.

Heat 3 tbsp olive oil in a paella or cast iron pan
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5.

Saute chopped onions on low heat until translucent, then add chopped tomatoes
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6.

Grate 3 cloves of garlic into the mixture and also add in the diced red bell peppers
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7.

Add 5g saffron, salt to taste, 2 tsp sweet paprika and saute for 2-3 minutes
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8.

Pour 1 cup arborio rice and fold it into the mixture
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9.

Next add 1 cup white wine and let the alcohol cook away
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10.

Add 3 cups seafood / chicken stock and let it cook on medium heat for 20-25 minutes
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11.

Cut 2 squids into rings and add to rice, followed by 16 clams, 8 mussels and 6 prawns
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12.

Cover and let it cook for another 10 minutes
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13.

Add 1/2 cup green peas and chopped parsley for garnish
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14.

Serve with lemon slices
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