Sunkist Lemon Seafood Paella Recipe

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Best with Sunkist® Lemons
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Seafood paellas should be made with a variety of fish and shellfish, each adding its own flavor and texture. Because the seafood is used in smaller sized portions, end cuts and scrap pieces of fresh seafood are ideal for this Sunkist Lemon Seafood Paella.


  • 1 32 oz can clam juice
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tsp. saffron threads
  • 1 lb. firm fresh whitefish, cut into 16-21 pieces (tilapia, bass, halibut or swordfish)
  • 1 lb. or 16-21 mussels, cleaned and de-bearded
  • 1 lb. or 16-21 medium sized clams, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 Sunkist® lemons, zest and juice
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups minced onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 3 cups uncooked short grain rice (Valencian, Arborio or Calrose)
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 1 8-ounce jar roasted red peppers, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions: (Makes 8 servings)

  • To prepare broth, combine clam juice, white wine and saffron threads, bring to a simmer (do not boil.) Keep warm over low heat.
  • To prepare paella, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large paella pan or large skillet over medium high heat. Season fish with salt and pepper, add to pan and sauté 1 minute. Remove fish from pan, reserve and keep warm.
  • Add onion to pan and sauté 5 minutes, add the lemon zest, garlic and crushed red pepper and cook 5 minutes. Add rice and cook 1 minute longer stirring constantly. Stir in broth, bring to a low boil and cook 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Stir in the peas and red pepper slices. Add mussels and clams to the pan nestling them into rice mixture. Cook 5 minutes or until shells open (discard any unopened shells), stir in the reserved fish and chopped parsley and cook 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in lemon juice and check for seasoning. Cover with a towel and let stand 10 minutes before stirring and serve.

Nutrition Information (per serving):

Calories 520; Total Fat 8g; Saturated Fat 1.5g; % Calories from Fat 80; Cholesterol 65mg; Carbohydrate 70g; Dietary Fiber 4g; Sodium 1300mg; Protein 33g