Mediterranean Scallop Paella Recipe

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Mediterranean Scallop Paella
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  1. Preheat a large dutch oven or paella pan on the stove-top over low heat for about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Now, add the olive oil and butter to the pan. Saute bell peppers, celery, onion and garlic in the fat over medium to med-high heat, just until celery and onions are barely softened.
  3. Add the rice, water, diced tomatoes, Knorr chicken granules, bay leaf, rosemary, saffron and seasonings. Cover and simmer gently over low heat for about 18-22 minutes, until rice is almost but not quite done. Stir midway through, and add a little additional water if needed.
  4. Rinse and drain the scallops, in a colander (no need to pat dry).
  5. Add the peas, scallops and parsley to the rice mixture. Cover and cook on low for a further 5-10 minutes until scallops are done and the paella is steaming hot. Note: Take care not to overcook the scallops.
  6. Taste and adjust seasonings. Remove bay leaf and sprig of rosemary before serving.
  7. Serve hot with fresh lemon wedges at the table. Accompany the paella with slices of fresh buttered sourdough or country bread and a nice glass of wine (I served a red California cabernet sauvignon). Enjoy!
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 372.66 Kcal (1560 kJ)
Calories from fat 143.88 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.99g 25%
Cholesterol 58.13mg 19%
Sodium 1173.68mg 49%
Potassium 552.7mg 12%
Total Carbs 31.51g 11%
Sugars 3.95g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3.05g 12%
Protein 27.3g 55%
Vitamin C 49.3mg 82%
Vitamin A 1.1mg 36%
Iron 48.5mg 269%
Calcium 50.7mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 97.39 Kcal (408 kJ)
Calories from fat 37.6 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.18g 25%
Cholesterol 15.19mg 19%
Sodium 306.74mg 49%
Potassium 144.45mg 12%
Total Carbs 8.23g 11%
Sugars 1.03g 16%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 12%
Protein 7.14g 55%
Vitamin C 12.9mg 82%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 36%
Iron 12.7mg 269%
Calcium 13.2mg 5%

* 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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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.2
  • 10

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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