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Mixed Seafood Paella - Paella de Marisco

Mixed Seafood Paella

Paella de Marisco is a summer favorite in Spain. Enjoy with a refreshing white wine and a green salad. You can substitute your favorite fresh seafood.

Makes 4-6 servings.

Prep Time: 45 min.

Cook Time: 1 hr. 10 min.

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Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5
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6 cups clam or seafood broth
1 tsp thread saffron
1 1/2 pounds firm-fleshed fish, cut in bite-sized pieces
1 dozen mussels
1 dozen small clams
12 large shrimp in shells
Sea salt
2 tbsp parsley, minced
8 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp fresh thyme
2 tsp sweet smoked paprika
8 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
6 scallions, chopped
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 large tomato, chopped
2 cups Bomba paella rice or Calasparra paella rice
Lemon wedges
Alioli (garlic mayonnaise)

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Heat the broth in a large pot. Stir in saffron. Pat fish and shrimp dry between paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and let sit 10 minutes. With a mortar and pestle mash parsley, garlic, thyme and 1/8 tsp salt into a paste. Stir in paprika; add water if necessary to form a paste.

Heat 6 tbsp of oil in 15" paella pan over medium high heat and quickly brown the fish 1-2 minutes. Do not fully cook. Remove to warm platter. Add remaining 2 tbsp of oil, onion, scallions and bell pepper to paella pan and cook until the vegetables are slightly softened. Raise heat, add tomato and cook until it becomes sauce-like, 2 to 5 minutes. Pour in the hot broth and bring to a boil. Sprinkle the rice evenly across the pan. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring rice and rotating pan occasionally. Add all reserved fish (but not shrimp). Stir in parsley paste. Taste for salt. Do not stir after this point. Lower the heat, continue to simmer until rice is no longer soupy but enough liquid remains to continue cooking the rice (about 10 min.). Add extra liquid if necessary.

Arrange shrimp, clams and mussels over rice, placing edges of mussel and clam shells so they open facing up. Cook, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes until rice is almost done. Remove pan from the heat and cover with foil. Let sit 10 minutes. Garnish with lemon wedges and serve with fresh alioli.

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Marby  Rated 5 Stars
"I always wanted to try cooking paella eversince I tasted paella when I was in Spain. I searched for a recipe that I think would at least come close to what I had and I tried making this. It was an instant hit! My husband told me that the taste brought him back to our travel in Spain. I just think it's quite a tedious preparation but the end result is definitely worth it! I'll try to look for a bigger pan so I can double the recipe because we were definitely hungry for more!"

Ed  Rated 5 Stars
"This was our 2nd try at Paella and this will definitely be our recipe to use in the future. We followed the recipe very closely and the end result was fabulous. "

Mila  Rated 5 Stars
"I was in search of real Spanish paella recipe for a long time. I used to travel to Spain a lot some time ago and since then was missing this dish. I found a place in SF where they serve a very good basic paella, but I always wanted to cook it myself. I decided to give this recipe a try relying on my gut feeling, and it was a winner. I substituted fish for calamari and it came out super delicious. Probably one of the best paellas I've ever had. It's very easy to cook, doesn't take a long time and result is outstanding. Highly recommend this recipe. "

Bob Kleven  Rated 5 Stars
"I've made Paella several times a year for many, many years. This is by far the best recipe ever. We used salt and paprika seasoned cod cut into strips and smoked with shelled shrimp in a stove top smoker for 15 minutes for the fish, added finely diced Spanish chorizo and 12 cloves of garlic. Everything else was per directions and WOW! Paella-Perfection."

Tedejr  Rated 5 Stars
"Excellent. The process made me a bit leery at first, putting the camarones in late and in the shell. But the recipe worked. I substituted a Seafood mix bag from Sams in place of much of the ingredients, and it still worked out well. Very flavorful, and worth the preparation time."

BD  Rated 5 Stars
"Just make this. It's lush! And don't be scared about cooking it too long. That rice should be stuck to the pan!"

Debbie  Rated 5 Stars
"Would recommend this recipe 100%...it came out perfect and tasted wonderful"

Camilla  Rated 5 Stars
"Excellent recipe! We cut the portion in 1/2 for two people and added sea scallops. Yummy!"

Barbaríta  Rated 5 Stars
"Fabulous recipe. Flavours were divine, wonderfully balanced. I used frozen seafood mix - shrimp, scallops, calamari (fresh were unavailable) - very delicate - and they were (happily) not at all overwhelmed by the rest of the dish. I imagine fresh seafood would be even more out of this world!!! I made this for a party. It completely worked. Thank you!"

Terry Dagrosa  Rated 5 Stars
"Outstanding recipe, thank you. We loved this mixed seafood paella (I used cod fish for the white fish) and served it with the garlic aioli, and of course a pitcher of sangria. "