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Fabulous Mediterranean-Style Scallop Paella

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“Here's a FABULOUS one-pan paella that I've created using my favorite, scallops! You can easily change it up and make it your own by subbing shrimp and/or chicken, for the scallops. Feel free to adjust the seasonings to suit your taste. Note: I didn't measure, so recipe amounts and times are just a guideline. Enjoy!”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat a large dutch oven or paella pan on the stove-top over low heat for about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Now, add the olive oil and butter to the pan. Saute bell peppers, celery, onion and garlic in the fat over medium to med-high heat, just until celery and onions are barely softened.
  3. Add the rice, water, diced tomatoes, Knorr chicken granules, bay leaf, rosemary, saffron and seasonings. Cover and simmer gently over low heat for about 18-22 minutes, until rice is almost but not quite done. Stir midway through, and add a little additional water if needed.
  4. Rinse and drain the scallops, in a colander (no need to pat dry).
  5. Add the peas, scallops and parsley to the rice mixture. Cover and cook on low for a further 5-10 minutes until scallops are done and the paella is steaming hot. Note: Take care not to overcook the scallops.
  6. Taste and adjust seasonings. Remove bay leaf and sprig of rosemary before serving.
  7. Serve hot with fresh lemon wedges at the table. Accompany the paella with slices of fresh buttered sourdough or country bread and a nice glass of wine (I served a red California cabernet sauvignon). Enjoy!

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