Paella with seafood

A paella like they do in Spain, with spices flavors and the delicious taste of seafood...

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Recipe type:
Main Dish
Number of serving:
4 servings
45 min
Cook time:
1 hour
Ready in:
1 h, 45 m


7 oz paella rice
10 oz shrimp
7 prawns
1 lb mussels
7 oz clams
3 squids
1 red pepper
1 green pepper
2 mixed tomatoes
2 garlic cloves
4 cups water
food coloring
olive oil
1/2 lemon


Paella dish


Step 1 - Paella with seafood

Step 1

The shrimp broth :
Shell the shrimp and 3 prawns. Take the shells and the heads, and cook them in a pot with hot olive oil for 5 minutes.
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Step 2

Add 4 cups of water, bring to a boil, cover and leave to cook for 20 minutes. Take out of the heat, and crush the heads in the broth. Then, strain to only have the broth without the shells. Put aside.
Step 3 - Paella with seafood

Step 3

Mussels :
Clean and take the beards (threads) out of the mussels. Put them in a pot with some water, cover and cook for 15 minutes. The mussels should be open. Take each mussel out of its shell, except for 6 take you take aside to decorate.
Step 4 - Paella with seafood

Step 4

In the paella dish, heat some olive oil. Sauté the minced peppers.
Step 5 - Paella with seafood

Step 5

While the peppers are cooking, crush the garlic cloves, and add the chopped parsley, some salt, pepper and saffron. Mix well.
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Step 6

Add this mix to the peppers. Peel the tomates and blend them into a purée. Add them and leave to cook 5 minutes.
Step 7 - Paella with seafood

Step 7

Clean the squids to only keep the flesh, and slice them into rings. Add them in the pan, with the cleans clams in their shells.
Step 8 - Paella with seafood

Step 8

Leave to cook for 10 minutes, stirring once in a while. The clams should be opened.
Step 9 - Paella with seafood

Step 9

Then, add the rice, the shrimp and the prawns (the one you used the shells for the broth) and stir.
Step 10 - Paella with seafood

Step 10

Cover with the shrimp broth. Add some red food coloring and stir. Put the 4 prans you have left and the mussels you put aside on the paella. Once the broth is boiling, put on medium/low heat and leave to cook for 20 minutes. After, take out of the heat, and cover with a clean cloth. Leave to rest for 5 minutes.
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Step 11

There you are, your paella with seafood is ready, you just have to put your half lemon in the middle!

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