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Paella Part 1 – Ingredients & Initial Preparation

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It is a simplified and a bit revised version of cooking PAELLA. This is not the authentic, but the taste is very good the same.
Ingredients
  Basmati rice 400 Gram
  Tomato chunks 1 Kilogram
  Shrimps 12
  Mussels 10
  Clams 10
  Green peas 200 Gram
  Indian shrimps 150 Gram
  Lobster 5
  Chopped garlic 3 Clove (15 gm)
  Chopped onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped red bell pepper 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sweet paprika 1 Teaspoon
  Crab stick 10
  Sliced squid 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chicken breast 1⁄2
  Oyster sauce 7 Tablespoon
  Ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Saffron 1 Teaspoon
Directions

Heat the olive in a wok. Once hot sauteed the onions, garlic, red bell pepper for 1 minute. Add the fresh tomato chunks, oyster sauce, ground black pepper powder, sweet paprika and cook for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, pre-cook the shrimps, mussels, Norway lobster and clams for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes remove the shrimps, mussels, Norway lobster, clams and set aside.

Next is to add the chicken breast, green peas, squid, Indian shrimps, 5 PCs. crab sticks saffron powder, stir and add the basmati rice. Adjust to medium heat and stir gradually to avoid the rice to get burn. Add some chicken stock or water if needed to cook more the basmati rice. Once rice is almost cook, place on top the cooked mussels, clams, shrimps and Norway lobster put cover and steam for 15-20 minutes over a very low heat until rice is well cook. Once rice is ready slice the remaining crab sticks and mix with everything and serve.
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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Spanish
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Spicy
Method: 
Simmering
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Rice
Interest: 
Party
Do you think making Spanish paella recipe is too much of a challenge? Then take a look at this video series to see how simply the chef puts together the most authentic Spanish delicacy. The chef has divided the video in 2 parts - in this part she displays ingredients and also provides tips to pre cook the seafood in oyster sauce and tomato sauce. Watch part 2 for the complete dish. Entire preparation in one video could have helped understand the recipe better.

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