Seafood Paella

Seafood Paella

June 5th, 2017—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed. 

Named for the wide, round, flat-bottomed pan in which it is traditionally prepared, paella is a traditional dish of rice, vegetables, and seafood with origins in Valencia, Spain. Over time, paella has gained popularity the world over, and you’ll now find traditional paella in restaurants from Toledo, España to Toledo, Ohio.

You’ll also find a very traditional paella preparation in the freezer case at Trader Joe’s. Trader Joe’s Seafood Paella hails from France (okay, not so traditional), where it is crafted for us with short grain rice, liberal amounts of saffron and paprika; red, yellow, and green bell peppers; onions, and peas. As it is Seafood Paella, we’ve also included impressive amounts of shrimp, calamari, and mussels – all customary components of this classic collation. The finished dish is more than 35% seafood – when we said impressive, we meant impressive!

Cooking paella from scratch in your own paella pan is a time-consuming process. Cooking Trader Joe’s Seafood Paella involves little more than shaking the contents from the bag and cooking for about 5-6 minutes on your stovetop. The results truly belie the effort. Our price of $4.99 for a 16 ounce package certainly belies the quality.


Ingredients: Yellow Rice (white rice, turmeric [for color]), Shrimp, Water, Squid (squid, citric acid), Mussels, Peas, Pre-Fried Onions (onion, sunflower oil), Red Pepper, Green Pepper, Yellow Pepper, Sunflower Oil, Powdered Shellfish Stock (dextrose, maltodextrin, potato starch, salt, fish powder [cod, pollock, haddock, whiting, grenadier], onion, paprika, extract [color], spice extracts), Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Natural Crab Flavor (crab, milk), Paella Spice Mix (salt, modified tapioca starch, plant aromatics [paprika saffron, garlic, onion], maltodextrin, potato starch, lactose, fish powder [cod, haddock], shirmp extract, natural flavors, paprika extract [color], curcumin [color], horeradish), Saffron, Natural Garlic Flavor (garlic, extract, salt, wheat maltodextrin), Chili Pepper.


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