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Classic Paella

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  Rock lobster tails 6
  Raw shrimp 12 Large
  Cherrystone clams 6
  Mussels 6
  Chorizos/Other garlic-flavored sausage 1⁄2 Pound
  Olive oil 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Pork 1⁄2 Pound, cubed
  Chicken parts 4 (Breasts, Thighs And Legs)
  Onion 1
  Green pepper 1
  Tomato sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Long grain rice 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Saffron powder 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic powder 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Boiling water 1 1⁄2 Quart
  Frozen peas 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Fresh tomato 1 , peeled, seeded, diced

With kitchen shears break centers of ribs on belly sides of lobster shells.
Loosen meat from shells with fingers; leave meat attached near tail fins.
Shell and devein shrimp.
Scrub clams and mussels.
Soak mussels in cold water 30 minutes to remove salty taste.
Discard any that open their shells while soaking; drain.
Place sausage in shallow skillet.
Cover with water; bring to boil.
Boil 5 minutes; drain.
Remove skin; cut into 1/4 inch rounds.
Heat 1/3 cup oil.
Fry sausage until browned on each side.
Remove from skillet; drain.
Add pork to heated oil.
Fry until brown on all sides and no longer pink.
Remove from skillet; drain.
Add chicken to skillet.
Fry 45 minutes or until golden brown and meat is cooked.
Remove from skillet; drain.
Add lobster to skillet; fry just until shells start to turn pink.
Remove from skillet; drain.
Add remaining oil to skillet; heat thoroughly.
Peel and chop onion; saute in skillet 10 minutes or until tender.
Remove seeds and membranes from green pepper; dice.
Add to onions; saute 5 minutes.
Stir in tomato sauce; simmer until mixture thickens and holds its shape in spoon.
Add rice, saffron, salt, garlic powder, and pepper; mix well.
Add boiling water; mix well.
Bring mixture to boil; reduce heat to simmer.
Arrange lobster, shrimp, clams, mussels, sausage, pork, and chicken on top of rice mixture.
Scatter peas and tomato over rice and meat; cover.
Simmer 30 to 43 minutes or until rice is tender, shrimp and lobster meat turn white, and mussels and clams pop open.
Remove from heat.
Cover; let rest 10 minutes for flavors to mingle.

Recipe Summary

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 6671 Calories from Fat 2281

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 253 g389.9%

Saturated Fat 49.3 g246.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1804.2 mg601.4%

Sodium 8965.9 mg373.6%

Total Carbohydrates 533 g177.6%

Dietary Fiber 13.8 g55.2%

Sugars 23.7 g

Protein 530 g1059.2%

Vitamin A 117.2% Vitamin C 367.1%

Calcium 89.6% Iron 357.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Classic Paella Recipe