Pretty Paella

Recently at my Slimming World class, a member brought in a seafood paella she had cooked for us to taste. It was delicious and I was determined to try it!

The lady advised us she had used a mixed seafood pack from Supervaluand I set off to find it! It contained fresh salmon, smoked cod and haddock. The original recipe called for prawns and mussels, I eat neither, but both are available in Supervalu, and they also had a chowder mix, which would work if you like that type of fish!

I wanted to bulk the paella out with lots of veggies, the following is my own take on the recipe and it made 6 good portions, I put them in foil trays and froze 4 of them, and can confirm that defrosted and reheated, it still tastes great, and best of all its Free on “Extra Easy”

(Members can view the original recipe Here
Serves 6

Seafood and Veg Paella

2 onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1.5 pints chicken stock
227g/8oz tomatoes, skinned and chopped
340g/12oz long grain rice, dried
1 red and 1 yellow pepper, sliced
Handful mangetout, halved
Handful frozen peas
2 chicken fillets, cooked and diced
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 pack mixed seafood of your choice, cut into small pieces

1. Put the onion, garlic and /½ pt of the stock in a heavy, deep frying pan. Cover, bring to the boil and boil for 5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, peppers and rice and cook gently for 2-3 minutes.

2. Bring the remaining stock to the boil and add to the pan. Cover and Simmer gently for about 20 minutes, until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is fluffy and tender. When rice is almost done, add the fish, mangetout, peas and chicken, mix well, recover and cook for ten minutes.

3.Season the paella with salt and pepper to taste and serve garnished with parsley, if you have some!

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