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The Best Easy Paella

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They say that Paella is the national dish of Spain. The word Paella is derived from the Old French, paelle, which means pan. The history of the dish goes back to the Moorish influence in Spain. During the 15th century rice became a staple and the people of the Valencia region would make casseroles with rice and fish. After that, they would combine the rice with beans, vegetables and dried cod. Today many other ingredients are added to Paella, such as chicken, seafood, chorizo sausages or just ve

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2 lbs. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
1 lb. Chorizo sausage, casing removed, sliced into ¼ inch slices
? cup extra virgin olive oil (divided)
1 tbsp. good paprika (try to use Spanish, if you have it. I used Hungarian which will work just as well.
1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
6 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tsp. dried oregano
1 large Spanish onion, chopped
1 large red pepper, chopped
2 cups rice
4 cups chicken broth
2-3 saffron threads
1 bay leaf
½ tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
Salt and pepper, to taste
In a large glass bowl or measuring cup add about 2 tbsp. of the olive oil, paprika, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix well. Add the chicken to a large Ziploc bag and pour in the marinade. Massage the chicken so...
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Nutritions

Calories
537

Sodium
826mg
34% DV

Fat
32g
49% DV

Protein
28g
56% DV

Carbs
7g
2% DV

Fiber
3g
15% DV

This Easy Pecan Pie recipe is truly one of the quickest and easiest pies you will ever make. The old-fashioned dessert is a Southern classic that's especially perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas. You'll love the balance between the crunchy, flavorful nuts and the gooey, buttery filling. Best of all, this homemade pie comes together in just 10 minutes!

1 unbaked 9 inch pie crust
2 eggs ( slightly beaten )
1 c light corn syrup
1/2 c light brown sugar
1 T all purpose flour
3 T salted butter ( melted and slightly cooled )
1 t vanilla extract
1/4 t salt
1 c coarsely chopped pecans ( plus extra pecan halves for top )
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the pie crust in a 9-inch pie plate. Crimp the edges with a fork or use your fingers to flute the edges. Chill the pie shell in the refrigerator for about 10...
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Nutritions

Calories
587

Sodium
187mg
7% DV

Fat
23g
36% DV

Protein
5g
10% DV

Carbs
97g
33% DV

Fiber
4g
16% DV
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