Seafood Paella Recipe

Serves 8-10 – 400mm Paella Pan

Bluenose (0.75kg)  – also Hapuka
Calasparra Rice (0.5kg) 
Squid Tubes (0.5kg) 
Mussels (0.5kg) 
20 Cooked Prawns
0.5kg Shrimps
1 Tin of Canned Tomatoes
1 Red Pepper (Roasted and Sliced) 
2 Large Onions
2 Tablespoons Garlic
0.15 Litre Olive Oil
Pinch Saffron
Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
0.5 Tablespoon Salt
0.25 TablespoonPepper
2 Litres of Water

  • Fry Garlic and Onions in the Olive Oil and when cooked add the Shrimps and Squid
  • Gently cook the Shrimps and Squid and then add the Salt/Pepper and Tomatoes
  • Add the water and bring to the boil and cook for 5-10mins
  • Reduce heat and add Saffron and Paprika and the rice.
  • When the rice is 80% cooked, carefully place the fish (which has been cut into chunks) into the rice. 
  • When the rice is 90% cooked decorate with Mussels, Clams, Prawns and Roasted Peppers
  • When these are steamed/cooked the Paella is ready to serve.

To be authentic, eat straight from the Paella Pan as any Paella Man would 🙂

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