seafood paella

This seafood paella is a mix of saffron rice, Spanish chorizo, shrimp, mollusks, and mussels, all stewed together to make a simple and fulfilling one-pot supper. This supper is sufficiently speedy to make on a bustling weeknight, yet rich enough to serve to the organization.

At the point when I’m in the disposition for a sample of the ocean, I make a portion of my cherished dishes including fish bubble, garlic spread crab legs, and this new and brilliant fish paella.

Fish paella with shrimp, shellfish, and frankfurter.


There is a wide range of adaptations of paella, yet they all have a similar essential fixing list.

Rice: Short grain rice is customary in paella dishes. Bomba or Calasparra rice are the two most normal Spanish assortments and can be found in some bigger supermarkets. If you can’t find both of these kinds of rice, substitute alternate short-grain rice like Calrose or Arborio.

Protein: Most forms of paella contain some type of meat or fish. The most well-known meat choices incorporate chicken, duck, bunny, and wiener like chorizo. Fish choices incorporate an assortment of fish and shellfish.

Saffon: This is a zest that comes from crocus blossoms and is the fixing that turns the rice its trademark brilliant tone and fragrant character and smell. Saffron is costly, however, a little goes far and it’s critical for a bona fide dish.

Vegetables: Paella contains quite a few veggies. The most well-known augmentations are onions, peas, red ringer peppers, and tomatoes.

A pot of stock with saffron strings in it.

A pot of broth with saffron threads in it.


Start by soaking the saffron in hot chicken stock to deliver its flavors. Cook onion, garlic, and red ringer peppers in a huge container until the veggies are delicate. Add the rice to the container, alongside the chicken stock. Cover the pot and cook over low hotness for around 10 minutes. Add the chorizo, shrimp, mussels, and shellfish to the rice blend. Cover once more, then, at that point, cook for 15-20 minutes until shellfish have opened and shrimp are pink and misty. Turn up the hotness to allow an outside layer to frame on the lower part of the rice. Add a modest bunch of peas and a sprinkle of parsley, then, at that point, serve and appreciate.

Red chime peppers and onions are cooked in a dish.

Red bell peppers and onions cooked in a pan.


I like to utilize the medium to huge estimated shrimp for this dish. You can utilize new or frozen shrimp, simply ensure the shrimp are defrosted.

You will realize that the fish is done when the mollusks and mussels have opened up. Dispose of any shellfishes or mussels that stay shut after they’re cooked.

This dish is best served following its pre-arranged. Extras will remain new in the fridge for as long as 2 days.

Fish paella works best with an enormous level container or a cast-iron skillet.

The firm lower part of the rice is known as the socarrat, and it makes this formula taste true.

Crude fish on a bed of saffron rice.

Raw seafood on a bed of saffron rice.


While this dish is spectacular with no guarantees, go ahead and add different fixings to redo the flavors as you would prefer.

Frankfurter: If you can’t track down customary hard Spanish chorizo, you can substitute a smoked wiener, for example, kielbasa or an Italian-style hotdog.

Protein: You can utilize various kinds of protein including chicken thighs, calamari, bits of fish, or little lobster tails.

Vegetables: Add more veggies like asparagus, artichoke, green beans, or spinach.

A plate of fish paella embellished with parsley.

At the point when you need the kinds of Spain in the solace of your own home, this paella is an absolute necessity make!

A plate of seafood paella garnished with parsley.



    • 6 cups chicken broth
    • 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1/2 cup onion diced
    • 1/2 cup red bell pepper peeled, cored, and diced
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons garlic minced
    • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 2 1/4 cups short-grain rice such as bomba, Calasparra, or arborio
    • 8 ounces Spanish chorizo sausage sliced
    • 12 ounces shrimp peeled and deveined
    • 8 ounces mussels cleaned
    • 12 ounces clams cleaned
    • 1/4 cup frozen peas thawed
    • 2 tablespoons parsley chopped
    • lemon wedges for garnish
    • salt and pepper to taste


    • Pour the chicken broth into a pot and bring it to a simmer. Stir in the saffron and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Remove the pot from the heat and let stand for 15 minutes.
  • Heat the olive oil in an extra-large deep skillet or paella pan (14 inches or larger) over medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper, then cook for 4-5 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic and smoked paprika, then cook for 30 seconds. Season the vegetables with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour in the chicken broth mixture and rice, and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook over low heat for 15 minutes.
  • Add the sausage, shrimp, mussels, and clams to the pan. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until shrimp are pink and opaque and shellfish have opened. You may need to flip the shrimp halfway through so that they cook evenly. Turn the heat to high, and cook for 5 more minutes to form a crust on the bottom of the rice.
  • Remove the pan from the heat. Add the peas, then cover the pan for 5 minutes. Uncover the pan, add the parsley, then serve, garnished with lemon wedges if desired.


Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 1410mg | Potassium: 420mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 686IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 6mg




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