Seafood Paella / How To Make Paella

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May. 25, 2015

Seafood Paella! Our friends came to visit from Spain and taught us how to make paella. It's a little tricky, but worth the effort to get it right. Delicioso!


Olive oil 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , divided
Yellow onion 1/2 , diced
Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm) , minced
Salt 1/4 Teaspoon
Tomato puree/Sofrito 8 Ounce
Squid 6 Small , diced
Sweet paprika 1/2 Teaspoon
Black pepper 1/4 Teaspoon
Ground cloves 1 Pinch
Saffron strands 6
Seafood stock/Fish stock 450 Milliliter (I prefer seafood stock or clam juice)
Shrimp 4
Prawns/More shrimp 2
Arborio rice/Bomba rice 150 Milliliter



1.In a wide skillet, heat olive oil and saute onions and garlic for 10 minutes until golden.

2.Add salt, tomato puree/ sofrito, calamari and cook for another 15 minutes until calamari turns soft.

3.Combine olive oil with paprika, pepper, cloves, saffron in a mortar. Mash well using a pestle.

4.Add stock and spice mixture and bring to boil. Add rice in an even layer but ensure not to stir.

5.Reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

6.Arrange shrimp and prawn on top and press into stock.

7.Cook for another 10 minutes until seafood turns tender and gets cooked.

8.Turn off heat and cover with a newspaper sheet. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.

9.Gently scrap the bottom and stop cooking the rice.


10.Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 3

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 871Calories from Fat 374

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 42 g64.6%

Saturated Fat 6 g30%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 696 mg29%

Total Carbohydrates 58 g19.3%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 6 g

Protein 63 g126%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet