For Alfonz’s birthday on this soggy Sunday, we decided to celebrate indoors with Spanish Seafood Paella.
- Olive Oil
- 1 Onion finely chopped
- 1 Red Pepper cored and finely chopped
- 2 Carrots finely chopped
- 3 Garlic Cloves Crushed
- 2 Diced Tomatoes
- Salt & Pepper 1/2 tsp.
- 200 grams Petit Peas
- 1-2 Cups Long Grain Rice
- 2-4 Cups Chicken Broth
- 1 kilo Seafood – Whole Prawns, Fresh Muscles, Monk Fish bite sized pieces & Octopus, (Fresh is always best)
- 1 pinch Saffron (couldn’t find Saffron, so we used Paella Sachets from SAFRONSA a Spanish company with Garlic, Bay Leaf, Turmeric, Sweet Paprika, Pepper, Thyme & Saffron)
- 1 Lemon Sliced into Wedges
Brown onions until translucent on medium heat in olive oil in a deep fry pan large enough to hold all your ingredients, and it must have a lid.
Add in your peppers, carrots, peas, garlic, saffron, salt and pepper, and sauté for five minutes.
Next, add in your rice making sure that the spices coat the rice.
After that, add in your broth and bring to a boil.
We are now ready for the seafood. Place your fish pieces on the bottom, as they will sink, next place your prawns preferably with their heads off and lastly your muscles on top. We added in extra muscles, our family favourite. They will cook in the steam no matter how many you place on the top, as long as the lid fits securely.
Cook 15 minutes, or until the rice is cooked.
Serve with lemon wedges.
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Yes, we enjoyed watching it! We’ll be in the Beziers area this summer. Can we buy you coffee or lunch in Capestang? My email address is gmail.com with missfootloose in front of it. I couldn’t find yours 😉
We have a fresh seafood section in Intermarche but Alfonz and I like to travel to Gruissan and buy straight from the dock. Great prices and you can shuck your giant oysters and bring your own wine, and make it into a fabulous outing. Next time we will show the kids!
House Hunters International! I didn’t realize we were still airing. Hope you enjoyed it 🙂
This looks delicious! You have no problem getting fresh seafood in Capestang? Guess what: I just watched you on the House Hunters International! Great fun to see you there!