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Shrimp Recipe Creation ~ Shrimp Paella with Indian Spices

 

Paella with a Peppery Pop!

 

 

Fancy restaurants love impressing guests with exquisite meals with all the frills, but more times than not you feel the urge to order pizza moments after returning home from the dinner. The other night I savored a North Atlantic Scallop dish with lentils and side green salad. It looked beautiful on the plate and tasted equally scrumptious, but I picked up a calzone and tiramisu on the way home! A few days later I brought my kitchen to life with an equally exciting meal that left me and my friends satisfied, not to couch potato status, but to a healthily full vibe.

 

Grainy rice and fresh greens, headlined with shrimp worked wonders! Infuse Indian spices and a robust vegetable broth for a hearty Mediterranean dish. Have fun adorning the plate with steamed blue mussels and lightly fried plantains. Let me give you the play-by-play.

 


Fine tune your ingredients ~
2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
½ cup medium grain round Spanish rice
1 ½ cup spring water
½ tsp. minced turban
1-pound Peeled & Deveined USA Gulf White JUMBO Shrimp
1 (14.5 ounce) portion of vegetable broth
2 tsp. turmeric
¾ lb. green pea sprouts
1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes with the juices

Prove your culinary skills!
Step 1 ~ In a saucepan, bring water to a boil and then introduce the Spanish rice. Stir and reduce the heat. Cover and let simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Step 2 ~ In a large skillet, drizzle the olive oil evenly over the surface and place the shrimp in the mix. Sauté with the turban and turmeric. Keep the ingredients moving with a constant “flipping.” This should take about 5-7 minutes, until you notice a pinkness to the shrimp.

Step 3 ~ Pour in all the other main players, vegetable broth and juicy diced tomatoes. Stir continually. Evenly disperse the cooked rice into the paella and reduce the heat to low. Continually “flip” the rice and shrimp. Cook for additional 5 minutes. Swiftly plate and adorn each serving with a healthy and decorative portion of pea sprouts. Get ready for a taste bud fantasy and enjoy!
Unlike a pricy meal at a 5-star restaurant, you won’t leave hungry! The peppery pop of the turmeric will complement the buttery pop of the shrimp. Fulfilling the palate, the Spanish rice, flavored with the vegetable broth and tomatoes will add appetite filling goodness. Just to offer a bit of sweetness, the pea sprouts will bring the recipe home. Try this recipe at home and let us know what you think!

 

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