Gameplan: Paella Fiesta Recipe

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  1. Special equipment:
  2. Rub the spice mix all over the chicken and marinate chicken for 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  3. Heat oil in a paella pan over medium-high heat. Saute the chorizo until browned, remove and reserve. Add chicken skin-side down and brown on all sides, turning with tongs. Add salt and freshly ground pepper. Remove from pan and reserve.
  4. In the same pan, make a sofrito by sauteing the onions, garlic, and parsley. Cook for 2 or 3 minutes on a medium heat. Then, add tomatoes and cook until the mixture caramelizes a bit and the flavors meld. Fold in the rice and stir-fry to coat the grains. Pour in water and simmer for 10 minutes, gently moving the pan around so the rice cooks evenly and absorbs the liquid. Add chicken, chorizo, and saffron. Add the clams and shrimp, tucking them into the rice. The shrimp will take about 8 minutes to cook. Give the paella a good shake and let it simmer, without stirring, until the rice is al dente, for about 15 minutes. During the last 5 minutes of cooking, when the rice is filling the pan, add the lobster tails. When the paella is cooked and the rice looks fluffy and moist, turn the heat up for 40 seconds until you can smell the rice toast at the bottom, then it's perfect.
  5. Cook's note: The ideal paella has a toasted rice bottom called socarrat.
  6. Remove from heat and rest for 5 minutes. Garnish with peas, parsley and lemon wedges.
  7. Spice Mix for chicken:
  8. Combine ingredients in a small bowl. Rub the spice mixture all over the chicken; marinate for 1 hour, covered
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 4111.27 Kcal (17213 kJ)
Calories from fat 1947.28 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 216.36g 333%
Cholesterol 644.03mg 215%
Sodium 11417.63mg 476%
Potassium 2736.56mg 58%
Total Carbs 355.38g 118%
Sugars 21.09g 84%
Dietary Fiber 41.82g 167%
Protein 208.03g 416%
Vitamin C 141.2mg 235%
Vitamin A 4.1mg 138%
Iron 26.5mg 147%
Calcium 884.4mg 88%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 109.54 Kcal (459 kJ)
Calories from fat 51.88 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.76g 333%
Cholesterol 17.16mg 215%
Sodium 304.2mg 476%
Potassium 72.91mg 58%
Total Carbs 9.47g 118%
Sugars 0.56g 84%
Dietary Fiber 1.11g 167%
Protein 5.54g 416%
Vitamin C 3.8mg 235%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 138%
Iron 0.7mg 147%
Calcium 23.6mg 88%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 99.5
  • 110

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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