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Lean Pork Paella

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  Lean pork spareribs 1 Pound, cut apart
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Chorizo/1/2 cup bulk chorizo 3⁄4 Pound, skinned
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced / pressed
  Tomatoes 3 Large, cut into wedges
  Water 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Clams in shell/Mussels 24 Small
  Langoustines/Langoustines / lobster tails / crayfish 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Pimentos 4 Ounce, drained and sliced (1 Can)
  Fresh peas/Frozen peas, thawed 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

In a wide frying pan over medium heat, cook spareribs until brown on all sides; add oil if needed.
Add chorizo to pan and brown well, breaking meat apart as it cooks.
Discard drippings.
Add garlic, tomatoes, water, salt, and pepper.
Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, scrub clams or mussels well to remove all sand and barnacles.
Shell and devein shrimp; cut lobster tails into 1-inch sections; or drop crayfish into boiling water to cover for about 5 minutes or until bright pink (use tails only).
Slowly add rice to simmering mixture.
Cook, covered, over low heat for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally; skim off accumulated fat.
Add clams, shellfish, pimentos, peas, and parsley; cover and cook for about 10 minutes longer or until the rice is tender to bite and clams have popped open.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish
Rice, Seafood

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4773 Calories from Fat 1801

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 201 g308.6%

Saturated Fat 80.6 g402.9%

Trans Fat 12 g

Cholesterol 1314.1 mg438%

Sodium 6531 mg272.1%

Total Carbohydrates 385 g128.3%

Dietary Fiber 21.7 g86.6%

Sugars 31.2 g

Protein 336 g671.4%

Vitamin A 243.3% Vitamin C 487.4%

Calcium 79.7% Iron 319.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Lean Pork Paella Recipe