Seafood Paella Recipe

The seafood paella recipe – or Paella de Marisco, as it is known in Spanish – is one of the most frequently enjoyed paella variations in the world, along with authentic Paella Valenciana, and the delicious Chicken Paella.

Seafood paella is, because of its characteristic presentation with prawns, langoustines, and clams, unquestionably the most well-known of paellas in terms of appearance. In fact, seafood paella is so well known that many people are under the impression that every paella recipe includes seafood.

Recommended equipment for this Seafood Paella recipe

When making this wonderful seafood paella, the use of the right equipment is very important. For example, a good quality paella pan is absolutely essential to achieve a good end result. Also the use of a paella burner is highly recommended because it optimally distributes the heat under the paella pan.

Here you can find out which equipment is recommended for which number of servings.

Equipment for 2 servings

Equipment for 4 servings

Equipment for 6 servings

Equipment for 8 servings

Equipment for 10 servings

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Ingredients for this Seafood Paella recipe

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Ingredients for 2 servings

  • 3.5 tbsp Extra Virgin olive oil*
  • 2 langoustines
  • 2 prawns, in the shell
  • 4 peeled prawns
  • 3.5 oz / 100 g squid (in cubes or rings)
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 red paprika, half cut into cubes and half cut into strips
  • 1 tomato, crushed
  • 6.5 oz / 180 g good quality paella rice*
  • Ca. 10 saffron threads, soaked or added to the stock
  • 2 cups / 4.5 dl seafood stock*
  • 2 mussels
  • salt

Ingredients for 4 servings

Ingredients for 6 servings

Ingredients for 8 servings

Ingredients for 10 servings

  • 1 cup Extra Virgin olive oil*
  • 10 langoustines
  • 10 prawns, in the shell
  • 20 peeled prawns
  • 1 1/8 lb squid (in cubes or rings)
  • 5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 5 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 2 red paprikas, half cut into cubes and half cut into strips
  • 5 tomatoes, crushed
  • 2 lb good quality paella rice*
  • 50 saffron threads, soaked or added to the stock*
  • 10 cups seafood stock
  • 10 mussels
  • salt

Instructions for this Seafood Paella recipe

  1. Heat the paella pan over medium heat and add the olive oil.
  2. Briefly sauté the shelled langoustines and prawns, add some salt, and remove them from the paella pan. They don’t have to be cooked through yet.
  3. Put squid, peeled prawns, garlic, pepper cubes, and parsley into the pan and stir fry for about 1 minute.
  4. Add the crushed tomato and sauté for another 2 minutes.
  5. Pour the paella rice into the paella pan and sauté for about 1 minute, so the paella rice can absorb the flavors and moisture from the other ingredients.
  6. When the paella rice starts to look translucent, add the seafood stock.
  7. Distribute the ingredients all over the pan, bringing them to a boil, and cook over high heat for about 8 minutes.
  8. After a few minutes of cooking, add the langoustines, prawns, mussels, and pepper strips. Place them neatly to create a nice presentation.
  9. Cook the paella over high heat until the first layer of paella rice almost rises above the liquid. This usually takes about 8 minutes.
  10. Turn down the heat and let the paella simmer until all the liquid has evaporated. This will take another 8 minutes or so. Make sure the liquid stays at a boil!
  11. When all the liquid has evaporated, remove the paella pan from the heat and let it sit for about five minutes.

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