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Saffron-Scented Lobster Paella

Saffron-Scented Lobster Paella

  • Prep

    45 m
  • Cook

    50 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 35 m
luckyjen7

luckyjen7

This is an authentic dish from Spain, the exotic flavors will burst in your mouth. Serve this to a group of friends, and they'll come back every time!

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  • Calories:
  • 409 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 6.8 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 52.9g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 33.4 g
  • 67%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 103 mg
  • 34%
  • Sodium:
  • 803 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a very large skillet or paella pan over medium-high heat. Add the head-on shrimp and sear on each side until they turn orange and have lightly browned (they should still be raw on the inside). Remove the shrimp and set aside.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and stir in red onion and garlic. Cook for a few minutes until the onion has softened and turned translucent. Stir in Arborio rice until coated with oil. Pour in the fish stock and season with saffron, paprika, lemon zest, and oregano. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat then stir in sea salt to taste. Reduce heat to medium-low and gently simmer uncovered for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Decoratively nestle the mussels and head-on shrimp into the rice, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes. Next, push the red snapper and deveined shrimp into the rice, recover and simmer an additional 10 minutes. Finally, add lobster and sprinkle with diced tomatoes. Cover and simmer until the mussels have opened, the rice is tender, and the lobster is hot; about 5 minutes more.
  4. Serve in the paella pan garnished with lemon wedges.
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Reviews

Starlamotivates
7

Starlamotivates

12/3/2007

My family loved this recipe! We are big seafood fans.

Meli
6

Meli

7/6/2009

TY Jen! for such a lovely recipe! It was absolutely the best paella I have ever eaten, simply delicious! The only changes I made were what proteins I used. Added small scallops, clams, instead of snapper and there were lobster claws at my grocer, so used them instead of the tail. The dish was full of seafood with not a grain leftover! Thanks again!

Acuwriter
6

Acuwriter

1/3/2008

This was superb! It was also fun to cook with someone else, but it is easy to do alone. The flavors are incredible.

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