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Seafood Paella

Yesterday I was shopping in Asian market at Queens,NYC.I saw live lobster on sale for $4.99 a pound!! The lobster weight about 1.5 lb said the fish seller.I'm excited looking at the live lobster swimming in the tank and ask the seller to pick 2 reasonable size for me. Actually I plan to stir-fry these lobster in ginger and scallion Chinese style but then again hubby loves Paella.Paella is a traditional dish of Spain and it's has gained considerable popularity throughout most of the Spanish-speaking world and among Hispanics in the United States.Furthermore I have a Paella pan("paellera") which I only used once or twice since I bought it few years back.. So I plan to cook Seafood Paella with yellow rice (Arroz Amarillo)instead of regular rice.I accidentally found using per-packed seasoned yellow rice with seasoning taste much better than regular rice..Not much seasoning needed if you use prepacked yellow rice!! Viola!!

2 packets x 8 oz Goya yellow rice (arroz amarillio)
5-6 threads saffron
1 can tomato sauce,about 400 ml
1 cup water ,plus extra more
3 tbsp chicken bouillon powder
2 tbsp salt or to taste
1 medium size onion,peeled and diced
1 cup green peas,thawed
5-6 cloves fresh garlic,peeled and chopped
4 tbsp cooking oil
Seafood Ingredients:

2 lobsters,clean and cut
100 gm shelled off clam
10 large shrimp,shelled and deviened
1 large cuttlefish,clean and cut
3 pieces boneless tilapia,thawed and cut
1/2 lb bay scallop
1:Heat "paellera" or paella pan at medium heat with oil,then add in chopped garlic.Saute garlic till lightly brown,add in diced onion, yellow rice,tomato sauce,water,saffron and chicken bouillon powder,mix well and cover with lid.

2:Let it's simmer or cook at low heat until the side of "paellera" is lightly brown or the rice is almost cooked.(I used 2 stoves in order for the rice to be thoroughly cook evenly coz the "paellera" is quite wide) Stir the rice from time to time,add water or chicken stock if necessary.

3:Add in lobster,shrimp,cuttlefish,fish,bay scallop and clam onto the rice mixture,cover with lid .Increase the heat to medium and let's cook for another 15 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed and seafood cooked. Spread green peas on the rice and seafood mixture,cover and cook for another 3-5 minutes.

4:Remove "paellera" or Paella from heat and let's it rest for 10 minutes before serve warm.

clean and cut live lobster

thawed clam

tilapia fish,cuttle fish,bay scallop and shrimp



MamaFaMi said...
August 23, 2009 at 10:36 PM

I just loveeee Seafood Paella! Yours looks so tempting... Lagi pulak, I tengah puasa.. adoiiiii! Siksa!

Angie's Recipes said...
August 24, 2009 at 5:38 AM

Seafood, seafood, seafood....I need some seafood.
Angie's Recipes

ICook4Fun said...
August 24, 2009 at 9:16 AM

Wah your paella very 'hor liow' I am salivating just looking at it. Carlos and I too love Paella but I only cook it once a while. Seeing your delicious Paella makes me want to cook some too :)

ICook4Fun said...
August 24, 2009 at 9:17 AM

By the $4.99 a pound of lobster is dirt cheap. Here we paid like $9.99 a pound and sometime $7.99.

mycookinghut said...
August 24, 2009 at 9:23 AM

wowww.. lesley.. you are so lucky!!! I also want to have this luxurious paella.. looks yummy.. i am a seafood lover, so I will not say NO to this!
$4.99 for a lobster?? I will buy 2! heehhe

sue said...
August 24, 2009 at 10:07 AM

Wah! wah! wah!!..Seafood Paella...Yummy..Thanks so much for the recipe..I have relatives visiting from Singapore and having headach what to cook for them...I can follow your recipe and cook this are a life saver, Lesley..Hope I can cook as good as you...drooling....

Little Corner of Mine said...
August 24, 2009 at 8:14 PM

Wow girl, this looks absolutely yummy! I want a plate of that, all that seafood! Yeah, $4.99 a pound is dirt cheap, here the cheapest is also $9.99/ pound.

Unknown said...
August 25, 2009 at 10:37 AM

what a perfect creation... :D

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
August 26, 2009 at 3:00 PM

hehehe!! thanks1 buat nasi ni untuk buka puasa,la ,semua orang boleh makan sama-sama..banyak ni..I think seafood in Msia and Singapore murah and segar kah?

I heard you:p

Gert,thansk! actually another asian store at Elmhurst sell lobster on the fish counter for $3.50 alb.I think baru mati one kot..but I already buy this live lobster at another store..I know sometimes asian market here have better price when seafood in the season..Maybe you should look into asian market at Philly
I bet Carlos must love paellla..

leemei,thanks and welcome to the club!! hehehe! I only eat seafood and chicken ,so we are same same kaki lor!! when are you coming to NYC again?

thanks:me only "chin chai" cook la..I hope your relatives from Sing like your paella.

Thanks! well I guess we are nearer to Boston ,maybe we can have better price lobster,right?


mycookinghut said...
August 28, 2009 at 8:36 AM

I hope soon I can go to NYC again!! It's nice. Maybe then we can have a seafood feast!! LOL..

pigpigscorner said...
August 28, 2009 at 3:29 PM

The lobsters made it look so good!

Chris said...
September 5, 2009 at 11:09 PM

I can't see the rice! Sure looks yummy! I have an easier way to make it...put the paella pan on the BBQ grill, set it on low. Works beautifully!

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
September 10, 2009 at 9:30 PM

sure leemie..when are you coming to NYC again? El Spanol restaurant at WEst Village serve the best Paella in the town .I tried their Seafood paella and it's really good!!


that is an good idea!! cook paella on bbq grill!! will try next time! thanks for the wonderful idea:)

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Chris said...
September 14, 2011 at 1:44 AM

Many of my clients ask for different variations of Paella and I think this Seafood Paella recipe will certainly satisfy them. Thanks for sharing!

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Catering New York said...
September 23, 2011 at 4:04 AM

This seafood paella dish seems very delightful. I just don't know how much it will I have to charge my clients if they ask for it.

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.