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Saffron-Scented Lobster Paella

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This is an authentic dish from Spain, the exotic flavors will burst in your mouth. Serve this to a group of friends, and they'll come back every time!"
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Ingredients

1 h 35 m servings 409 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat olive oil in a very large skillet or paella pan over medium-high heat. Add the head-on shrimp and sear on each side until they turn orange and have lightly browned (they should still be raw on the inside). Remove the shrimp and set aside.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and stir in red onion and garlic. Cook for a few minutes until the onion has softened and turned translucent. Stir in Arborio rice until coated with oil. Pour in the fish stock and season with saffron, paprika, lemon zest, and oregano. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat then stir in sea salt to taste. Reduce heat to medium-low and gently simmer uncovered for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Decoratively nestle the mussels and head-on shrimp into the rice, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes. Next, push the red snapper and deveined shrimp into the rice, recover and simmer an additional 10 minutes. Finally, add lobster and sprinkle with diced tomatoes. Cover and simmer until the mussels have opened, the rice is tender, and the lobster is hot; about 5 minutes more.
  4. Serve in the paella pan garnished with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 409 calories; 6.8 g fat; 52.9 g carbohydrates; 33.4 g protein; 103 mg cholesterol; 803 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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TY Jen! for such a lovely recipe! It was absolutely the best paella I have ever eaten, simply delicious! The only changes I made were what proteins I used. Added small scallops, clams, instead o...

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I'm from Alicante (Spain). Nice recipe, but more like a risotto.

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TY Jen! for such a lovely recipe! It was absolutely the best paella I have ever eaten, simply delicious! The only changes I made were what proteins I used. Added small scallops, clams, instead o...

My family loved this recipe! We are big seafood fans.

This was superb! It was also fun to cook with someone else, but it is easy to do alone. The flavors are incredible.

I'm from Alicante (Spain). Nice recipe, but more like a risotto.

I thought this was very tasty. The only thing I did different was use clams instead of mussels.

I've made this twice now. My boyfriend goes crazy over it. No chanegs to the recipe with the exception of the seafood - due to availability and price (we live in Munich) we have to make some su...

Great and very versatile!

Awesome dish. I made it for Valentine's Day, and it was a huge hit.

First time ever making paella and it was terrific. Personally, I don't think you need to add all the seafood unless you have a ton of people over. We just used the shrimp and snapper and it was ...