Easy Shrimp and Sausage Paella Recipe

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Easy Shrimp and Sausage Paella Recipe: A flavorful, fragrant and quick Spanish style paella recipe that’s super easy to make. quick-shrimp-paella-recipeThis ” Easy Shrimp and Sausage Paella Recipe “ has become new ‘Most Requested’ recipe among friends and family. Whoever has had it, cannot stop at first helping and they go home with the recipe. Also, it’s a perfect recipe for brunches or gathering where you want to eat family style. I recently got the opportunity to work withLagostinaUSA which is a premium Italian cookware company, established in 1902 (in Italy). It’s famous for its core values of impeccable Italian craftsmanship, high-quality materials, technological innovation, and elegant design have endured. easy-shrimp-paellaThey recently came out with a ‘Lagostina 11 Piece Luminosa Set(available in Bed, Bath & Beyond) and I got the opportunity to create recipes using the Luminosa set and I was actually thrilled to use the set as all the pans and pot comes with a premium grade stainless steel cooking surface and they are also masterfully crafted to go from cooking surface to your dining table – which I find perfect for family or friends meals. Now, for the exciting part – I’m also Giving away the 10.25″ Luminosa Frying Pan that I used to create this recipe (Giveaway at the bottom of the page)lagostina-luminosa-setHere’s some more information on the new 11 set Luminosa Set:

  • Durability and Classic Beauty of Stainless Steel Construction for long lasting performance and satisfaction
  • Cooking surface is made of premium grade stainless steel so food stays pure
  • Stay-Cool Stainless Steel Handles are riveted on to pans for extra durability
  • Unique Hammered Stainless Steel Lids are durable to last a lifetime and seal in moisture and flavor
  • 3-ply Bonded Base is induction compatible
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Oven and broiler safe to  500°F

spanish-shrimp-paella-recipeNow, that you know about the new LagostinaUSA set, let’s talk a little about the recipe. I’m using their 10.25″ frying pan for making this “ Easy Shrimp and Sausage Paella Recipe ” as it perfectly fit the requirement of a rounded, slightly heavy bottom pan needed to cook a Paella. (If any of you is guessing what’s a Paella, well, it actually means ‘Pan’. )easy-spanish-paella-recipeNow, this Paella recipe didn’t just originate out of my mind but it’s a mixture of 2-3 different Spanish chefs (who’s restaurants I ate) and then I finally came up with this easy version. For me rice recipes are extra special as growing up in India, we eat a lot of rice dishes (biryani, pulao, zarda) and I’m always excited to learn a new rice dish from a different country.
There are few tips and tricks needed to make your perfect Paella (that will guarantee you superstar title among friends n family):

1. Rice: Spanish Paella is made using a short-grain ‘Bomba’ rice from Spain. It has a high starch content needed to slow cook and absorb all the flavors of this dish. However, if you don’t have access to that, you can use ‘Arborio Rice’ commonly available in USA and Internationally. It’s a short grain rice that absorbs a lot of water.

2. Cooking the Rice: Since it’s a short grain rice, you don’t want to mix or move it too many times as it might break and result in a very starchy lumpy dish. Simple saute the rice once when added and then let it simmer on its own (without turning or scooping the rice) till it’s cooked completely.

3. Saffron: The gorgeous red-yellow color of Paella actually comes from saffron and it adds that distinctive taste to this dish. For that Authentic taste, try to get ‘Spanish Saffron’ which is usually roasted and added to impart even more aroma to this dish. However, you can use any other saffron too. Remember to roast the saffron while roasting other ingredients in this dish for that deep rich flavor.

4. Broth: Use a nice, lightly salted broth depending on the kind of Paella you’re making. If making a chicken/meat paella, use chicken or meat broth and similarly, for seafood use seafood broth for that flavorful dish.

5. Pan: Paella is best cooked in round, wide, heavy duty pan for that overall perfectly cooked rice. Since it’s usually a recipe for a gathering and more casual style dining, it’s best to cook it in a high-quality pan where you can go from cooking to serving in the same pan.

6. Technique: It always boils down to technique and this one is a step-by-step version. You cannot mix the rice a lot as they might break and become too starchy. So, it needs to be gently sauteed together with another ingredient.

 

best-shrimp-paellaSo go ahead and give this ‘ Easy Shrimp and Sausage Paella Recipe ‘ a try soon whether you’re looking for another Paella recipe or your first Paella recipe, this one is a true keeper. Also, enter the giveaway below for a chance to win this 10.25″ fry pan from Lagostina:

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best-spanish-paella-recipeYou can also try my other Rice Recipes like:
Zarda (Indian Sweet Rice Pilaf with Saffron and Nuts)
Curried Tomato-Peanut Rice (Vegan + Glutenfree)
Easy 15 Minutes Thai Fried Rice
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Easy Shrimp and Sausage Paella Recipe

5 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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5 based on 16 review(s)

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Ingredients

1 Cup Arborio Rice - you may use Spanish bomba rice

1/2 Pound Raw Shrimp

2 Medium Chicken Sausage - chopped in bite size round pieces.

1/4 Cup Frozen Green Peas - optional

2 Cups Seafood Stock

1/2 White Onion - diced

2 Cloves Garlic - minced

1/4 Cup Diced Tomato

1 Small Green Chili - diced - optional

Fresh Chopped Parsley - for decoration

4 Tbsp Olive Oil

Spices & Herbs :

1/2 Tsp Saffron Threads (almost 2 pinches)

1/2 Tsp Cumin

1/2 Tsp Smoked Paprika

1 Tsp Salt - use as per taste

1/4 Tsp Fresh Rosemary - chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a Paella Pan or 10.25" Frying Pan.
  2. Add chopped onions and saute.
  3. Now, add garlic, rosemary and saute for 1/2 minute over medium heat.
  4. Add the chopped sausage and saute till golden brown in color or cooked slightly.
  5. Add Diced Tomato, green chili, cumin, paprika, salt and saute for 1-2 minutes over low heat.
  6. Add the saffron, rice and saute for a minute over medium heat.
  7. Finally add water and saute everything together and then cover the pan and cook on high heat for 5 minutes.
  8. After 5 minutes, reduce the heat to low and let it cook for another 11 minutes (don't touch the rice now).
  9. after 11 minutes, you'll see most of the water would be absorbed by the rice and place shrimps and peas on top.
  10. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes.
  11. Sprinkle chopped cilantro on top and place lemon wedges either on top or the side.
  12. Turn off the heat and transfer the Paella to table (use the same pan to serve).
  13. Enjoy with Family and Friends.
Cuisine: Spanish | Recipe Type: Entree
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55 Replies to "Easy Shrimp and Sausage Paella Recipe"

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    Tim June 30, 2017 (4:29 pm)
    I saw the recipe for home fries on your Facebook page, and that is probably what I would make. We like to cook bacon, then use that grease for the home fries. It probably knocks years off my life, but it is worth it!!
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    Sarah June 30, 2017 (4:32 pm)
    I love paella, and I agree it is perfect for feeding a crowd! This looks great, and those pans are gorgeous!
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    Sarah @ Champagne Tastes June 30, 2017 (4:49 pm)
    This looks delicious Molly!!! And that pan is GORGEOUS! I love your idea of cooking paella in it- I've been wanting to try paella, but I don't have room in my kitchen for one of the HUGE paella pans! Love this!
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    Jeffrey June 30, 2017 (5:56 pm)
    I would make chicken Parmesan in the Lagostina Frying Pan.
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    Terri Steffes June 30, 2017 (7:21 pm)
    This is one of my all time favorite dishes. This frying pan looks pretty amazing as well!
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    Prachi Garg June 30, 2017 (7:34 pm)
    Hi Molly, This Paella looks soo good! The picture caught my attention immediately and when I hoped onto this page, I realised there is a chance to win a pan too :) Awesome ! If I win a pan like this, I would like definitely like to try this recipe of yours and maybe also give a spin at some good stew.. I still don;t have a pan that I can use on the flame and then shift to the oven :) Hope to win this! Fingers crossed :) Looking fwd to more dishes u cook using this pan!
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    Stephanie June 30, 2017 (9:11 pm)
    I will make a chicken and rice dish with a creamy cheesy sauce.
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    Rust July 1, 2017 (12:35 am)
    I would make cheese ravioli with a tomato sauce and italian sausage.
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    Lindsay Bade July 1, 2017 (1:34 am)
    I make a one pan pork chop dish with a sauce made from soy sauce, beef broth and brown sugar. My kids love it so I would make that first!
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    Heather Pfingsten July 1, 2017 (1:49 am)
    I have a chicken and broccoli dish that my momma passed down to me, this would be perfect!!
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    Rachel July 1, 2017 (2:55 am)
    I would create a salisbury steak dish with my new New Lagostina Fry Pan.
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    valmg @ From Val's Kitchen July 1, 2017 (3:23 am)
    I bet my husband would enjoy this recipe. That cookware is lovely, I especially like the stamped look of the lid.
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    Adriana Lopez Martn July 1, 2017 (5:29 am)
    Wow that paella looks incredible and the Langostina cookware too. I want to win! You always have the best recipes and love yoru styling and photography. Another incredible yummy recipe congrats!
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      Molly Kumar July 1, 2017 (6:28 am)
      Aweee, Thanks so much Adriana and your comments are always so encouraging - Hugs, Molly
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    Noel Lizotte July 1, 2017 (1:36 pm)
    I love paella. It's such a pretty and tasty dish - full of culture as well as flavor. I'll be adding this to my "to make" file.
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    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy July 1, 2017 (2:19 pm)
    It has been a long time since I made paella. This looks and sounds delicious. I have a few Lagostina pans, and they work really well.
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    Stephanie@ApplesforCJ July 1, 2017 (5:12 pm)
    This looks like such a fun and colorful dish. Love how it's made in the round pan. And it sounds so flavorful and great for a special occasion meal.
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    Veena Azmanov July 1, 2017 (7:42 pm)
    That pan is gorgeous, the whole set looks so awesome. I love paella ! You have some great tips on how to make Paella too! Can't wait to try this.
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    Michelle Blackwood July 1, 2017 (9:25 pm)
    I would love a set of these Lagostina Frying Pans, they sound perfect for frying!
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    Elle July 1, 2017 (10:36 pm)
    I would make chicken alfredo with the new frying pan.
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    Latanya July 2, 2017 (12:49 am)
    This is a great recipe
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    Eileen Kelly July 2, 2017 (2:13 am)
    I just love this recipe and such an awesome giveaway! I love the paella and the fantastic color of the rice is perfect! I'm now quite hungry. The Langostino pan is fantastic. I actually was admiring them just the other day in Bed, Bath and Beyond!
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      Molly Kumar July 5, 2017 (12:07 am)
      Thanks Eileen. The Lagostina pans n post are really pretty :)
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    Christine Lucia Asha July 2, 2017 (3:35 am)
    We love breaded chicken with roasted carrots and quinoa.
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    Kristen July 2, 2017 (5:19 pm)
    I'll make a mushroom marsala pasta dish.
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    rachel July 2, 2017 (6:56 pm)
    I'd love to try THIS recipe!! My husband LOOOOVES paella!!
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    Marisa Franca @ All Our Way July 2, 2017 (7:52 pm)
    You've just totally spoiled me for my dinner tonight. My dinner seems bland, uninteresting, common. Your paella looks marvelous. I've never made an honest to goodness paella, don't you think it's time? Your photo is so lifelike I want to dive in!! Great recipe!!
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    Daniela An July 2, 2017 (9:59 pm)
    As much as I love paella, I have never cooked it myself. A few years ago, my flat mate who was Spanish, cooked some amazing paella, and I loved it. Yours looks great, a proper Spanish feast, could do with a rather large portion now!
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    Amy L July 3, 2017 (11:31 pm)
    I'd make chicken with Dijon-thyme sauce and rice.
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    Stacey Roberson July 4, 2017 (11:07 pm)
    I would make my favorite recipe - Chicken Piccata.
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    Tina W July 5, 2017 (8:12 am)
    Since I finally have some tomatoes coming up ripe, I think I'd make a pan of ratatouille.
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    Brittany McKnight July 5, 2017 (3:57 pm)
    Oh man my husband loves paella! I need to try this. I think the first thing I would make would be chicken tikka masala!
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    Tracie Cooper July 5, 2017 (5:32 pm)
    I would love to make Chicken Marsala!
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    Carlee July 6, 2017 (4:24 pm)
    The paella looks amazing! I love one pan dinners, especially when they are rice based!
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    Ellen Casper July 6, 2017 (5:19 pm)
    I would make paella. It looks so yummy!
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    Tee Anderson July 6, 2017 (5:33 pm)
    I would make shrimp scampi!
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    Cheryl B July 6, 2017 (9:45 pm)
    I would cook a bacon, ham, egg ,and cheese scramble.
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    aaron reck July 6, 2017 (9:47 pm)
    Fry me up some scrambled eggs with some sausage and hashbrowns. Yummy. Love it all.
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    Regina Z July 6, 2017 (11:45 pm)
    I cannot wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing it with us!!`
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    cheryl larimer July 7, 2017 (10:21 am)
    I think the first thing I would make is a big old pan of fried potatoes. I crave the ones my grandmother made in lard on the wood stove. She taught me how to cook so many things and I love the memories.

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