Seafood Paella


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Try our easy to follow Seafood Paella Recipe

Paella is a national dish originated from Spain. There are many ways of making Paella. This is not quite the traditional paella recipe but it packs a lot of flavours, including prawns, fish, black mussels, vongole and calamari. A completely healthy meal cooked in one pan, perfect for enjoying communally or with the whole family. Feel free to substitute your favourite kind of seafood into this paella dish.

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  • 500g green medium king prawns, peeled head off, tail on
  • 300g monkfish fillets, skinless
  • 250g black mussels, cleaned
  • 200g vongole
  • 200g calamari, sliced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 small red capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red chilli, chopped (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 tomatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste (purée)
  • 2 cups long-grain rice
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 5 cups fish stock
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley, for serving
  • lemon wedges, for serving


Step 1

Heat the oil in a large deep frying pan. Add the onion, garlic, capsicum, and chilli to the pan and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes. 

Step 2

Add the paprika, turmeric and 1 teaspoon salt and stir-fry for 1–2 minutes.

Step 3

Add the tomato and cook for 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste. Stir in the rice until it is well coated. 

Step 4

Pour in the wine and simmer until almost absorbed. Add all the fish stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until almost all the liquid is absorbed into the rice. Occasionally fluff up the rice with a fork. 

Step 5

Place the mussels and vongole in the pan, cover and cook for 2–3 minutes over low heat. Add the prawns and cook for 2–3 minutes. Add the fish, cover and cook for 3 minutes. Finally, add the calamari rings and cook for 1–2 minutes. Cook for another 2–3 minutes if the seafood is not quite cooked.

Step 6

Serve with parsley and lemon wedges. Enjoy!


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