Italian Seafood Pealla

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Italian Seafood Pealla
Cindy’s Table

This is a traditional paella recipe with an Italian twist, and it's a great family-style meal because it can go right in the center of the table for everyone to serve themselves. Don’t forget to include fresh Italian bread to dip into the pan juices.

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6
Servings
739
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into 1/2-inch strips
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 Cups Arborio or basmati rice
  • One 28-ounce can San Marzano tomatoes
  • 2 Cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1/2 Teaspoon saffron threads, crushed
  • 1/4 Teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/4 Pound cooked lobster meat
  • 1/2 Pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 Pound kielbasa, sliced 1/4- to 1/2-inch thick
  • One 10-ounce package frozen peas
  • 1 Tablespoon minced flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 2 lemons, cut into wedges

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Heat the oil in a large ovenproof Dutch oven. Add the onions and cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the bell peppers and cook over medium heat for 5 more minutes. Lower the heat, add the garlic, and cook for 1 minute longer.

Stir in the rice, tomatoes,chicken stock, saffron, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper, and bring to a boil.

Cover the pot and place it in the oven. After 15 minutes, stir the rice gently with a wooden spoon, and return it to the oven to bake uncovered for 10 to 15 more minutes, until the rice is fully cooked.

Transfer the paella back to the stovetop. Add the shrimp, and cook the paella over medium heat for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and add the lobster, kielbasa, and peas, and stir gently. Cover the paella, and allow it to steam for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with the parsley, garnish with lemon wedges, and serve hot.

Italian Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Italian Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
32g
50%
Sugar
10g
N/A
Saturated Fat
9g
44%
Cholesterol
218mg
73%
Protein
41g
81%
Carbs
71g
24%
Vitamin A
161µg
18%
Vitamin B12
2µg
37%
Vitamin B6
0.7mg
34.8%
Vitamin C
66mg
100%
Vitamin D
0.9µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
4mg
20%
Vitamin K
45µg
56%
Calcium
181mg
18%
Fiber
6g
25%
Folate (food)
85µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
319µg
80%
Folic acid
138µg
N/A
Iron
5mg
30%
Magnesium
106mg
27%
Monounsaturated
16g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
10mg
51%
Phosphorus
561mg
80%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
1116mg
32%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
19.8%
Sodium
1414mg
59%
Thiamin (B1)
0.7mg
49.7%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
6mg
43%

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