Saturday, November 28, 2009

Seafood Paella

Paella... this is the first time that I heard and ate paella made by my Taiwanese friend. I'm not sure how paella should really taste like, but this paella tasted so good that I cannot stop eating.

Serves 6
Preparation Time : 30 mins
Cooking Time : 1 hour
Printable Recipe


1 tbsp olive oil
2 onions, chopped
2 sausages, cut into pieces
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp fresh thyme
4 ripe tomatoes, chopped
2 1/2 cups short-grain white rice
pinch saffron threads soaked in 2 cups water
5 cups chicken or fish stock
1 kg mussels
1 lb white fish fillets
10 oz. uncooked prawns, deveined
8 oz. scallops
3 squid tubes
1 tbsp fresh parsley


1. Cut fish into 1-inch pieces and squid into 1/2-inch tubes.

2. On large paella pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, sausages and thyme, cook until onions are transparent, about 5 mins. Add garlic and cook until fragrant.

3. Add tomatoes and stir for about 5 mins.

4. Add rice and cook, stirring until translucent, about 4 mins. Stir in saffron mixture and stock, and bring to simmer. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until the rice has absorbed almost all of the liquid.

5. Add mussels, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add in fish, prawns and scallops and cook for 2-3 mins. Stir in squid and parsley and cook until seafood is cooked and mussels open.

1 comment:

  1. We went to a wine tasting on Friday that served Seafood Paella. Thanks for the recipe, it was so good, I was hoping to give it a try.



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