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Seafood Paella

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  • Serves

    4

Ingredients

  • 18 (16-20 sized) fresh shrimp, shell-on and deveined
  • 1 large leek, chopped
  • 1 tsp (15 ml) saffron threads
  • 2 cups (480 ml) fish stock
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) olive oil
  • 1 medium white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 lb (225 g) squid tubes and tentacles, cut into rings
  • 24 fresh clams, cleaned
  • 1 cup (240 ml) Arborio rice
  • 24 fresh mussels, cleaned
  • 1 lb (450 g) snapper fillets, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 lemon, cut into 4 wedges

Directions

  1. Remove shells from shrimp, and transfer shells to a small saucepan. Reserve shrimp for later use.
  2. Add leeks, saffron and fish stock to the saucepan and heat over medium heat.
  3. Simmer for 45 minutes to create a stock and remove from heat.
  4. Strain stock, discarding solids, and set stock aside for later use.
  5. In a large deep skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  6. Add onions and garlic, cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly, until onions start to soften.
  7. Stir in tomatoes, squid, and clams, and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  8. Add the rice to the skillet and stir well.
  9. Place reserved shrimp, mussels and snapper over the rice.
  10. Stir reserved stock into the pan and reduce heat to medium.
  11. Cover skillet and cook for 16-18 minutes, or until rice is tender and absorbs all liquid.
  12. Remove skillet from heat, serve paella immediately garnished with lemon wedges.
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