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Seafood paella

Sara Manaure
4 min read

The traditional seafood paella is a great option to eat at any time. This Spanish recipe for rice à la marinera is one of those consumed worldwide.

The good thing is that it can be prepared from home, it yields a lot and has the possibility of being preserved for a few days in the freezer if it is damaged.

Don't wait any longer and go ahead and prepare this delicious recipe and delight your guests.

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Tricks to make a good paella

Paella is a dish that can be prepared in different versions and with varied ingredients. In any case, it is good that:

  • The ingredients are fresh.

  • Give adequate cooking time to each food.

  • Use the right kitchen utensils like the paella pan.

Forget about the phone, the moment you start the preparation.

With this in mind, gather the ingredients, implements and get to work.

Traditional seafood paella recipe

This recipe will take you about 45 minutes, it will allow you to obtain 4 good servings with a trolley of 340 kilos calories.


  • 2 cloves of garlic,

  • 1 onion,

  • Salt,

  • ½ peas,

  • Olive oil,

  • 2 cups of rice,

  • 4 cups of prawn broth,

  • Pepper,

  • ½ kilo of squid,

  • ½ kilo of fresh prawns,

  • 1 handful of seashells, clams and mussels,

  • 1 medium tomato,

  • ½ red pepper,

  • 1 bunch of fresh parsley leaves,

  • Yellow food coloring or some saffron threads.

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Traditional paella.

Step-by-step preparation of the traditional seafood paella

1. The first step is to make a shrimp broth. For this you must clean and peel the prawns and use the heads and shells.

2. Now, clean the squid and seashells so that they are free of sand. Take advantage of chopping the squid on wheels.

3. Chop the onion, garlic, bell pepper, and tomato into small squares. And take them to the pan to fry with the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

4. When they are ready, integrate the squid and after a few minutes the seashells.

Wait for them to cook, and you will see how a kind of broth is formed.

5. Continue, add 2 cups of rice and go back to mix everything.

6. Add just 3 cups of previously prepared shrimp broth. If the broth allows you to collect the 3 cups, complement with water.

7. Mix well and add a small spoonful of food coloring and wait for it to boil for 4 minutes.

8. After this time, add the peas, the well chopped parsley and the prawns. Rectify the salt and pepper.

9. Now let it cook until the liquid is almost completely reduced.

10. At this point, add pepper strips as decoration and if you want some prawns with their respective shells.

11. Next, lower the flame and cover the pan and start counting for 15 minutes.

12. At the end of the time, taste the grain, if it is ready you can remove it from the heat and that's it!

A delicious paella to serve to your guests, you may consider adding a touch of olive oil on top before serving.

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Traditional Paella.

Recommendations for an exceptional seafood paella

Like everything in the kitchen, the ingredients we use have a way of giving the best of them. Consider then:

  • The prawns must be as fresh as possible, have skin and head.

  • The color inside a paella cannot be missing. There are cities that tend to use saffron strips to dye the dishes, if you can't get it, or it's not very common, you can use coloring and that's it. Just make sure you get a tasty hue to the eye.

  • This is a recipe for Seafood Paella, but you can either change the ingredients and make a seafood paella or with the ingredients that you like the most. What should not be missing are the prawns and prawns that will give it the traditional flavor.

  • In this sense, there are those who incorporate congress, octopus and other seafood. In addition to making the dish more attractive and eye-catching, the flavor is from another planet. Incorporating them should be at the time of placing the squid.

  • To finish, before serving we use a little olive oil, but there are also those who choose to put lemon or a little sherry.

With these suggestions and the recipe you are ready to make a great seafood paella. Remember that you can double the ingredients or add new ones to increase the number of servings.

Go ahead and give your diners a super surprise and a gastronomic trip with this great traditional Spanish dish.