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Aunt Julia's Paella

 

69

Yield

6

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

35

min

Ready

50

min

Trans-fat Free, Low Carb
 

Ingredients

3 pounds chicken pieces
1 small chicken cut up or 4 thighs and legs
1 x salt and black pepper
to taste
*
1 pound pork loin chops
cut into 1 inch cubes
1 medium onions
minced
2 cloves garlic
minced
½ large sweet red bell peppers
cut into strips
*
1 large carrots
1 Stalk celery
*
1 cup green peas
frozen
1 ½ pounds shrimp
peeled and cleaned
¾ ounces pimiento strips
*
2 teaspoons capers
with juice
*
4 ounces pimento stuffed green olives
½ pound squid
calamari, cleaned, sliced
5 cups water
4 each chicken bouillon cubes
*
1 teaspoon saffron threads
*
2 ½ cups rice, converted
*
3 large eggs
hard-boiled and sliced
½ pound shrimp
unpeeled with heads on

Directions

In a large electric skillet or paella pan, brown the chicken pieces (that have been seasoned with salt and pepper) in a little oil.

Remove from the pan.

Add the pork cubes to the drippings and brown for about 5 minutes.

Remove from the pan. To the pan drippings (add a little more oil if necessary) add the onion, garlic, bell pepper, celery and carrot.

Stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add the peas, peeled shrimp, pimentos, capers, chicken, calamari and pork. Stir.

In a separate pot, bring the 5 cups of water to a boil; stir in the bouillon cubes and saffron.

Let it stand for 5 minutes until dissolved.

Gently stir the rice into the skillet mixture.

Slowly pour in enough of the bouillon mixture to cover the rice and chicken pieces.

Cover and cook over low heat for about 20 minutes.

Uncover and decoaratively arrange the egg slices and raw unpeeled shrimp on the top.

(Add more broth as necessary to keep the rice moist.

Cover and steam for another 10 minutes until the shrimp are cooked and the rice is tender.

(Paella should be moist but not wet!) Place the pan on a hot pad on the serving table and let everyone help themselves.

Serve with a mixed green salad, red ripe tomatoes and some French bread.

Also mix up a pitcher of Sangria and enjoy!

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 780g (27.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 109049% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 60g 92%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 764mg 255%
Sodium 1159mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Sugars g
Protein 244g
Vitamin A 64% Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 18% Iron 53%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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