Ina Garten Lobster Paella

Ina Garten Lobster Paella

Ina Garten Lobster Paella is another type of Paella recipe which is made with Cooked Lobster, kielbasa, and the traditional paella ingredients such as rice, bell pepper, yellow onion, garlic, etc.

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Ina Garten Lobster Paella
Ina Garten Lobster Paella

What Is Ina Garten Lobster Paella Recipe

 Ina Garten made many Paella recipe variations such as Paella Salad, Vegetables Paella, and much more, And Lobster Paella is one of the famous recipes. If you are familiar with the Paella recipe, you will not get a problem making this lobster Paella. But for our cook newbies, this is a medium level, so you need to be focused and follow the steps correctly to make it perfect.

Also, you can find below tips for this recipe to make little be changes and be creative in cooking Lobster Paella.

Should paella be stirred?

Lobster paella or any other variation of paella recipes doesn’t require constant stirring. In fact, it’s important not to stir it once the stock is added to ensure the delicious, light-golden crust, forms on the base.

Do you wash paella rice before cooking?

When you cook Ina Garten Lobster Paella or any other paella dish, you don’t need to wash the rice, for it needs its outer coating of starch. Add the rice to boiling liquid (chicken or lobster broth) and keep the fire hot so the liquid keeps bubbling for several minutes.

If you trying to wash the rice for cleaning purposes, you can extract the rice from the packaging place it on to plate, and clean it with your hand.

Ina Garten Paella
Ina Garten Paella

How To Store Ina Garten Lobster Paella?

You can store leftover Ina Garten Lobster Paella in a well-closed glass container in the fridge or freezer. You need to let the Lobster Paella cool to room temperature before storing. 

Also, you can store the cooked rice mixture, the lobster, and the other ingredients separately. or cook a big batch of the Paella (rice mixture without lobster or any topping) and store them, when you need to serve them just cook the lobster or any of your favorite seafood and serve them together.

Properly stored Lobster Paella will last for 3-4 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer.

How To reheat Ina Garten Lobster Paella?

While we’ve heard so many people talk about eating cold Ina Garten Lobster Paella, we do not recommend doing this. As with any food that has been left alone for a few days, there is a risk of food poisoning. You need to reheat until at least become a little warm.

You can reheat Ina Garten Lobster Paella in the oven, put it in an oven-safe dish and sprinkle 2-3 tablespoons of water over it. Cover the Lobster Paella plat with a lid or foil and put it in the oven at 300°F. Heat the Lobster Paella for 10 minutes and avoid stirring it too much.

Ina Garten Lobster Paella Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup good olive oil 
  • 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion (2 onions) 
  • 2 red bell peppers, cored and sliced into 1/2-inch strips 
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic (4 to 6 cloves) 
  • 2 cups white basmati rice 
  • 5 cups good chicken stock, preferably homemade 
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads, crushed 
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt 
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 
  • 1/3 cup licorice-flavored liqueur (recommended: Pernod) 
  • 1 1/2 pounds cooked lobster meat 
  • 1 pound kielbasa, sliced 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick 
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen peas 
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves 
  • 2 lemons, cut into wedges 

Ina Garten Lobster Paella Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. 
  2. Heat some oil in a large ovenproof Dutch oven. 
  3. Add the onions and cook over medium-low heat for about 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until tender. 
  4. Add the bell peppers slices and cook over medium heat for another 5 minutes. 
  5. Lower the heat, add the garlic, cook, and stir for about 2 minutes. 
  6. Add the rice, chicken stock, saffron, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper, and bring to a boil. 
  7. Cover the pot then place it in the oven. 
  8. Bake covered for 15 minutes. After that, stir the rice gently with a wooden spoon and return it to the oven to bake uncovered for 10 to 15 more minutes until the rice is fully cooked. 
  9. Transfer the paella back over the stovetop and add the licorice-flavored liqueur. 
  10. Cook the paella over medium heat for about 2 minutes, or until the liqueur is absorbed by the rice. 
  11. Turn off the heat and add the lobster, kielbasa, and peas and stir gently. 
  12. Cover the paella, and allow it to steam for 10 minutes. The steam will keep the paella and the ingredients warm.
  13. Sprinkle with the fresh parsley, garnish with lemon wedges, and serve hot with your favorite side dish. 
Lobster Paella
Lobster Paella

What To Serve With Ina Garten Lobster Paella?

You can say that the Lobster Paella dish is an independent dish, which means it can be a whole complete meal that doesn’t need to be served with other side dishes. However, many dishes work well with Lobster Paella and make a good combination for family dinner.

You can serve Lobster Paella with many side dishes such as Fresh salad like cucumber salad or lettuce and tomato salad. Also, serve it hot with dumplings and some dipping sauces like soya sauce, or yum yum sauce.

List of best side dishes that you can serve with Ina Garten Lobster Paella:

Lobster Paella
Lobster Paella

Recipe Tips

  • For the Lobster Paella recipe, you need to use Bomba rice, it’s especially for any Paella recipe. You can buy it from amazon.
  • You can add about 1/4 cup lobster broth with chicken broth to add more flavors to the dish.
  • Use paprika if you want to add some earthy flavor, cook the paprika with garlic.
  • Baking the Lobster Paella is not necessary you can make the whole recipe on the stovetop in a large skillet.
  • While you Boiling the lobster, add some rosemary to the water to let the lobster meat absorb the flavor.
  • For Storing Lobster Paella, wait until they reach room temperature then store it in the fridge.
  • You can use Frozen Lobster or peas, which is totally fine.

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Ina Garten Lobster Paella Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cup (222g) 

  • Calories 376
  • Calories from Fat 157
  • Total Fat 17g
  • Saturated Fat 5.2g 
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 45mg
  • Sodium 665mg
  • Potassium 385mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 36g
  • Dietary Fiber 0.4g
  • Sugars 1.9g 
  • Protein 17g

Ina Garten Lobster Paella

Difficulty:IntermediatePrep time: 30 minutesCook time: 30 minutesRest time: 20 minutesTotal time:1 hour 20 minutesServings:6 servingsCalories:376 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

Ina Garten Lobster Paella. This is another type of Paella recipe which is made with Cooked Lobster, kielbasa, and the traditional paella ingredients such rice, bell pepper, yellow onion, garlic, etc.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. 
  2. Heat some oil in a large ovenproof Dutch oven. 
  3. Add the onions and cook over medium-low heat for about 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until tender. 
  4. Add the bell peppers slices and cook over medium heat for another 5 minutes. 
  5. Lower the heat, add the garlic, cook, and stir for about 2 minutes. 
  6. Add the rice, chicken stock, saffron, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper, and bring to a boil. 
  7. Cover the pot then place it in the oven. 
  8. Bake covered for 15 minutes. After that, stir the rice gently with a wooden spoon and return it to the oven to bake uncovered for 10 to 15 more minutes until the rice is fully cooked. 
  9. Transfer the paella back over the stovetop and add the licorice-flavored liqueur. 
  10. Cook the paella over medium heat for about 2 minutes, or until the liqueur is absorbed by the rice. 
  11. Turn off the heat and add the lobster, kielbasa, and peas and stir gently. 
  12. Cover the paella, and allow it to steam for 10 minutes. The steam will keep the paella and the ingredients warm.
  13. Sprinkle with the fresh parsley, garnish with lemon wedges, and serve hot with your favorite side dish. 

Notes

  • For the Lobster Paella recipe, you need to use Bomba rice, it’s especially for any Paella recipe. You can buy it from amazon.
  • You can add about 1/4 cup lobster broth with chicken broth to add more flavors to the dish.
  • Use paprika if you want to add some earthy flavor, cook the paprika with garlic.
  • Baking the Lobster Paella is not necessary you can make the whole recipe on the stovetop in a large skillet.
  • While you Boiling the lobster, add some rosemary to the water to let the lobster meat absorb the flavor.
  • For Storing Lobster Paella, wait until they reach room temperature then store it in the fridge.
  • You can use Frozen Lobster or peas, which is totally fine.
Keywords:Ina Garten Lobster Paella, Lobster Paella
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (222g)

Servings 1


Amount Per Serving
Calories 376
Calories from Fat 157
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g27%
Saturated Fat 5.2g26%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 665mg28%
Potassium 385mg11%
Total Carbohydrate 36g12%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g3%
Sugars 1.9g
Protein 17g34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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