Seafood Paella Recipe
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SEAFOOD PAELLA RECIPE
Seafood, rice, vegetables, and saffron are the key ingredients in a classic Spanish seafood paella. The rice is flavored with a stock made of the shrimp shells.
It is essential you use the correct size of pan for the number of persons - do not half fill a pan with ingredients
Ingredients (serves 4 persons)
Squid 150 gr
Cuttlefish 150 gr
8 prawns, the bigger the better
4 crayfish, as big or bigger than the prawns
Sweet paprika (Pimentón Dulce)
Butter beans (200g)
Rice, one cupful per person
3 medium sized grated tomatoes
Garlic 2 or 3 cloves
Peas (as many as you like)
Fish stock, approximately twice as much as the rice
Seafood Paella Recipe - Preparation
Make shrimp stock:
In 3-quart saucepan, combine shrimp shells and water. Heat to boiling; reduce heat, partially cover, and simmer 30 minutes. Strain broth through sieve; discard shells. There should be about 3 cups shrimp broth.
Cut the fish (squid and the cuttlefish) into cubes about 2cm each.
Heat the oil and when it is smoking add the prawns and crayfish, sauté for a minute or two then remove and put to one side.
Next, put the squid and the cuttlefish in the pan and fry until light golden brown.
At this moment, add the tomatoes and the garlic, finely- chopped, and fry for a couple of minutes until they darken.
Now add the Pimentón Dulce (sweet paprika); stir everything around before adding the rice.
Pour in the fish stock, add another half clove of garlic (finely chopped) and let it all boil vigorously.
After 10 minutes of cooking add the prawns, the crayfish and the mussels. Cook for an extra 5 minutes until the liquid has evaporated completely.
Cover until serving!
Occasionally shake the pan to prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom.
Turn of the heat and leave it to rest for 5 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges straight from the pan.
Enjoy your meal!
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