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Seafood Paelle

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It is the festive season, a summer Xmas in New Zealand. There is plenty of seafood available to make this flavoursome and colorful dish. It is perfect to feed a crowd at a party. Squeeze a bit of lemon juice over it, grab a glass of wine and share with friends on a perfect summer’s day. Life can’t get any better!

It’s a dish with lots of ingredients but cooking is not as complicated as it looks.

  • In a non-stick pot, add half a cup of cooking oil and half a chopped onion. Fry the onion until softened.
  • Stir in two chopped tomatoes, one table spoon of tomato puree, two teaspoons of smoked paprika and a pinch of salt.
  • Add some chicken pieces, two cups of rice, 2 cups of water, mix together and turn down to a simmer, stirring from time to time.
  • After around 15 minutes, when the rice is nearly cooked, stir in chopped capsicum, prawn, mussels, squid and clams or any seafood you like.  Cook on low heat for another 10 minutes.
  • Serve with chopped coriander or parsley and a wedge of lemon.

Main ingredients: Smoked paprika and Tomato puree

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西班牙海鲜饭:

圣诞节新年假日,南半球的新西兰正是艳阳高照的夏日,海鲜正当季,青口鲜嫩肥美,正是做这道西班牙海鲜饭的好时机。艳阳下,和朋友们共享这道美味的海鲜饭,一杯葡萄酒在手,生活就是如此美好!

这道海鲜饭,用料比较多,但烹煮过程并不复杂。

  • 用油将半个切碎的洋葱煎软,
  • 加入两个切好的西红柿,一勺西红柿酱(见上图),两小勺红椒粉(见上图)和适量盐,
  • 加入两杯米,两杯水,和一些鸡块,搅拌均匀后,转小火,盖上盖子。
  • 当米快要煮熟的时候,放入一个切好的灯笼椒,青口,虾,蛤蜊,鱿鱼 (或者其他喜欢的海鲜)再煮大概10分钟,
  • 加上一些柠檬汁和香菜,就可以上桌了。

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