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  • 1 bags - mussels
  • 1 bags - peeled, cooked shrimp (smaller shrimp work best)
  • 1 pounds - calamari, uncooked
  • 2 pounds - cauliflower rice (Not frozen packages)
  • - extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves - garlic, chopped
  • 1 - large white onion, chopped
  • 3 - lemons (2 zested, 1 whole for juice)
  • 1 - jalapeno pepper, chopped (optional)
  • - oregano, paprika, red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 1 - pinch of saffron
  • - fresh parsley, chopped
  • - salt and pepper, to taste
  • Directions:

    You need to prepare each component separately, and then combine at the end.

    Pick out mussels that are already open and discard (open means they are bad). Bring a pot of water and oil to a boil (not too much water, you don’t need it to cover all the mussels). Add the mussels and let them cook for 5-10 minutes (until they all open). Set aside.

    Set aside as they are already cooked and peeled.

    If they calamari are not pre-cut, cut them in small rolls. In a pan, heat olive oil until very hot. Add the calamari to the oil and cook for 2 minutes EXACTLY! Any longer they will get rubbery and tasteless. Once calamari is cooked, drizzle with lemon juice. Set aside.

    In a large pot, heat olive oil until hot and add onions, garlic and the jalapenos. Once they are brown, add the parsley, saffron and then the cauliflower rice. Stir constantly for 2 minutes.

    Combine the rice with the mussels, shrimp and calamari and mix together. Squeeze in the juice from one lemon; add the lemon zest, oregano, paprika, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.

    Mix thoroughly so the flavors are combined.

    Brief Description

    Traditional seafood paella served with cauliflower rice.

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    Category:  Fish or seafood

    Cuisine:  Spanish

    Prep Time: 30 min
    Cook Time: 25 min

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    Posted On:

    March 14, 2019

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