Italian Seafood Pealla

Italian Seafood Pealla
Staff Writer
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
917
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
46g
66%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
19g
79%
Cholesterol
161mg
54%
Carbohydrate, by difference
77g
59%
Protein
50g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
34µg
5%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
14mg
19%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
13µg
14%
Calcium, Ca
139mg
14%
Choline, total
112mg
26%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
45µg
11%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
149mg
47%
Manganese, Mn
5mg
100%
Niacin
16mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
3mg
60%
Phosphorus, P
635mg
91%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
49µg
89%
Sodium, Na
1200mg
80%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
157g
6%
Zinc, Zn
6mg
75%

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.