The true taste of Spain, this seafood Paella recipe will transport you to the costa del sol. Deliciously rich and satisfying and perfect for a dinner party show piece.

Seafood Paella Recipe
Seafood Paella with a wedge of lemon

Serves 4


1 Onion diced

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1 yellow pepper, sliced

60g green beans, washed & trimmed

75g spanish chorizo, diced

1 heaped tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp dried thyme

4 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped

3 tsp sun-dried tomato oil

850ml vegetable stock (we use 2 OXO cubes)

250g paella rice

A small pinch of saffron OR a sachet of Spanish paella colouring

160g frozen peas

300g bag of frozen precooked seafood mix (muscles, prawns, squid), defrosted in the fridge for 8 hours

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

Handful of fresh parsley, chopped

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  1. Heat the oil in a large pan or paella dish if you have one. Add the onions and garlic and cook on a low heat for 4-5 minutes
  2. Next, add the diced chorizo and continue to cook until the oils begin to release from the sausage before adding the yellow pepper slices and cook until they begin to soften.
  3. Add the rice and allow to cook for a few minutes to soak up the oils released by the chorizo.
  4. Next, add the paprika, thyme, saffron/colouring and vegetable stock and stir.
  5. Leave uncovered until the rice starts to absorb the liquid and appears cooked, stirring occasionally to ensure it doesn’t burn/stick to the bottom of the pan.
  6. Add the green beans, frozen peas, sundried tomatoes and seafood mixture.
  7. Add more water if necessary, stir and cover for around 5 minutes.
  8. Before serving, squeeze over juice of 1/2 lemon.

Serving Suggestions:

Our Seafood Paella recipe is best served with a wedge of lemon and a sprinkle of fresh chopped parsley. Pair with a crisp white wine or cold light lager and enjoy.

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