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    Tropical Shrimp Paella

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    1 hr 30 mins

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    Jellyqueen's Note:

    I made this for the first time last night on an almost dare, my cooking skills are not amazing, I am not sure where the recipe originates, my friend gave it to me, anyway it was amazing, to me anyway! It looks difficult and lengthy but it really is not, just takes time to get it together but I love chopping. Prep and cooking time is estimated.

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    1. 1
      Slice the linguica or smoked sausage or chorizo into 1/4-inch rounds, then quarter the sausage.
    2. 2
      Marinate the prawns in olive oil which has been infused with saffron.
    3. 3
      Season with kosher salt and crushed red pepper.
    4. 4
      In addition, other seafood may be added such as clams and mussels.
    5. 5
      Cook the onion in half the olive oil until translucent over medium-high heat.
    6. 6
      Add the thyme, turmeric, salt and rice.
    7. 7
      Stir well.
    8. 8
      Add the stock, stir once and set on low heat for about 20 minutes, or until just al dente.
    9. 9
      In large sauce pan, warm the garlic in the remaining olive oil and add the diced red pepper.
    10. 10
      Add the fruit, sausage and prawns and sauté for one minute.
    11. 11
      Add the rum and cook for another minute to burn off the alcohol.
    12. 12
      Add the cooked rice.
    13. 13
      Toss all together carefully until thoroughly incorporated.
    14. 14
      Moisten with a little more stock if necessary.
    15. 15
      Mound the paella in a bowl or on a plate.
    16. 16
      Garnish the paella with two spears of pineapple, some sliced chives and sliced starfruit if desired.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 21, 2010


      This recipe is amazing ! i tried it today and it turned out awesome ! I added spring onions, and green peas to the prawns. I also didn't have saffron so i sprinkled curry powder over the shrimps instead..i also ommited the sausage as i didn't have any..this was a perfect recipe :) thanx alot for sharing :)

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    • on February 08, 2007


      THANK YOU! I made this for a friend the other night and she couldn't wait to get to her second bowl. The sweet and spicy flavors make this dish a repeater. I had plenty of leftovers to bring in to work the next and the smell had people from all over the building asking where the aroma was coming from. I couldn't find arborio rice or paella rice. so I just used medium-grain rice. The recipe still came out delicious. Most of the time was spent on preparation.

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    • on June 10, 2005


      After 6 mojitos, 1 fight, and some great cuban music the paella was done. It is the best thing we have ever cooked together, and the leftovers made everyone at work jealous. We are going to make it a tradition. NOTE: pre-cook the sausage and prawns.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tropical Shrimp Paella

    Serving Size: 1 (510 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 395.7
    Calories from Fat 88
    Total Fat 9.8 g
    Saturated Fat 1.5 g
    Cholesterol 180.8 mg
    Sodium 1139.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 53.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.1 g
    Sugars 22.6 g
    Protein 24.6 g

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    linguica sausage

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