Paella, that delicious Spanish dish that drives us all crazy. A touch of sherry and olive oil just when serving will enhance its flavor even more! Take note of the ingredients and preparation!

Ingredients for the Paella (6 people):

  • 20 Prawns, Shrimp or Prawns
  • 1 kg Mussels
  • Squid rings
  • 500 gr of chicken or white fish (snapper, hake, blue shark, etc)
  • 1/2 Kg of chirlas or clams
  • 3 cups of arroz bomba (redondito)
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 medium red pepper.
  • Olive oil
  • a handful of parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Saffron.
  • Seafood soup
  • 1 can of petit pois (peas)
  • Butter
  • 1/2 lemon.


Preparation of the Paella

First of all, we wash the mussels and boil them until they open. (reserve the broth). Meanwhile we cut the head of the prawns or prawns (a trick that gives a lot of flavor to the paella) and we fry them in olive oil, crush them with a fork and when all the juice is thrown and it turns orange, add the seafood soup. We boil everything for 5 minutes and then strain it and reserve the broth.

Sauté the garlic, the paprika, the peas, the chicken or the fish, the rings, the mussels and the squid and the saffron for 10 minutes, then add the broth from the prawn heads and the 3 cups of rice,

We let it cook until the rice is just right. If we see that it has reduced and the rice is still a bit hard, add a little more broth from the pot where you boiled the mussels.

The prawns or prawns, you can fry them separately with butter, parsley and garlic for 5 minutes until they are red, add a splash of lemon, cook one more minute and place them on the top of the plate to decorate.

Another risotto type rice that I really like is this one that is made with tomatoes and shrimp (or prawns). It has a super rich intense flavor. Click here or below the photo for the rec

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