Recipe courtesy of Greg Firestone

Seafood Paella

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 35 min
  • Cook: 40 min


4 tablespoons olive oil 

1/2 pound chicken breast, boneless, skinless 

1/4 cup diced onions

2 tablespoons chopped garlic

1/4 cup diced red and green peppers

1/4 cup diced celery

1 cup parboiled rice

2 cups chicken stock

1/2 tablespoon saffron

6 blue crabs, cleaned and halved

1 pound shrimp, peeled and de-veined

12 clams

12 mussels

1/2 pound smoked sausage, sliced into 1/4-inch pieces

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan on stovetop. Add the chicken breast to the oil and saute to a golden brown. Leave chicken in pan and add the onions, garlic, peppers and celery. Saute mixture for two minutes. Add the rice, chicken stock and saffron into the mixture and bring it to a boil. Finally, add the blue crabs, shrimp, clam, mussels, sausage, salt and pepper. Cover paella and lower heat. Let simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.
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11 Reviews


Easy to follow recipe. Made some minor substitutions . However, I had a concern about the shrimp. Even cooking them a bit before adding them per the recipe, they never turned pink. They did curl up quite a bit, so I know they were eventually cooked, thanks to Google.  Id pre-cook the until pink first before adding them next time. 

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