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"What's for Dinner?" The Answer on Game Night

By James Griesser – Lead Recipe Developer – HelloFresh Canada, 02/01/20, 9:15AM EST


HelloFresh has your solution to the age-old question

It's one of the most common questions in any household when kids come home from school: "What's for dinner?" Now you know the answer.

HelloFresh brings healthy, easy-to-make meals to the kitchens of busy hockey families that come with step-by-step instructions. Knowing what you'll be making and how long it will take is information valuable to anybody as busy as a hockey parent by creating stress-free dinners for the week.

While being small in size, shrimp packs a powerful nutritious punch. Low in calories and zero carbs, a serving of shrimp provides more than 20 different vitamins and minerals.

This dish is perfectly portable and only needs a fork, perfect for carrying in tupperware and eating on the way to the rink. With under 40 minutes of cook time and six easy steps to enjoy the Smoky Shrimp Paella, this is a quick recipe that hockey families can enjoy on the go without much change to the everyday schedule.

Smoky Shrimp Paella

with Sweet Bell Peppers and Garlic Rice

1. Prep

Peel, then thinly slice shallot. Core, then cut peppers into 1/4-inch pieces. Roughly chop parsley. Slice olives. Peel, then mince or grate garlic. Using a strainer, drain and rinse shrimp, then pat dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper.


Heat a medium pot over medium heat. When hot, add 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then the rice, half the garlic and 1/4 tsp spice blend. Toast, stirring often, until fragrant, 1 min. Add 1 1/4 cups water (dbl for 4 ppl). Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, still covered, until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 12-14 min.


While rice cooks, sprinkle shrimp with the remaining spice blend. Heat a large nonstick pan over medium heat. When hot, add 1 tbsp butter (dbl for 4 ppl), then shallots and peppers. Cook, stirring occasionally, until peppers are tender crisp, 5-6 min. Transfer veggies to a plate and set aside.

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Add another 1 tbsp butter (dbl for 4 ppl) to the same pan, then shrimp and remaining garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cooked through, 4-5 min.


Add crushed tomatoes to the shrimp. Cook, stirring often, until sauce is slightly thickened, 1-2 min. Add veggies and stir together until warmed through, 2-3 min.


Fluff rice with a fork, then stir in half the parsley and season with salt. Divide rice between plates. Top with shrimp and veggies. Sprinkle over green olives and remaining parsley.


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James is the Lead Recipe Developer at HelloFresh Canada, the meal kit service dedicated to making cooking fun, easy and convenient. Fall into a new dinner routine this season and enjoy the delicious victory of a home-cooked meal with HelloFresh! Visit and use code OMHA100 to save on your first box!

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