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Seafood paella

Seafood Paella Recipe

Seafood paella is a perfect recipe to make for dinners. It is also great for any festive occasion or a large family gathering. Here in this post, I have shared an authentic and easy recipe for seafood paella.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 8
Calories 376 kcal


  • Gas Grill
  • Saucepan
  • 12-14 inch Stainless Steel Skillet


  • 4 ½ cups Chicken Stock
  • ½ Yellow Onion (finely chopped)
  • ½ teaspoon Saffron Threads
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic (finely chopped)
  • ½ Red Bell Pepper (finely chopped)
  • 6 ounces mild dried Chorizo Sausage (sliced into thin half-moons)
  • 3 cups Short-Grain Rice
  • 1 (14-ounce) can Fire-Roasted Tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 pound Mussels (rinsed and scrubbed)
  • ¼ cup Parsley (chopped)
  • 1 pound Littleneck Clams (rinsed and scrubbed)
  • 1 cup Green Peas (frozen)
  • 1 pound large Shrimp (peeled and deveined with tails left on)
  • 2-3 Bay Leaves
  • 150 ml Rioja Red Wine


  • Take a gas grill and heat it to medium-high heat.
  • Boil the chicken stock in a medium saucepan. Add saffron and salt to it.
  • Remove the saucepan from heat and let it rest for about 15 minutes.
  • Now, heat oil over medium heat in a 12-14 inch stainless steel skillet.
  • Add onion and red pepper to it. Cook for 5 to 7minutes. Then, add chorizo and garlic to it and stir.
  • Set the skillet with the sofrito on the gas grill. Now, add rice, infused stock, peas, salt, tomatoes, shrimp, mussels, and clams to it.
  • Now, add rice to the skillet and cook by stirring for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Close the cover of the grill and simmer rice for 15 minutes.
  • Pour about 1 cup of hot water if the mixture looks dry.
  • Settle the mussels and clams into the rice. Keep hinge sides up so they release their juices into the rice.
  • Arrange the shrimp around the shellfish.
  • Take the pan and cover it with foil. Cook it for 6-10 minutes until shrimp and rice are cooked. Also, make sure mussels and clams have opened.
  • Garnish it with parsley and serve.



Serving: 1cupCalories: 376kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 17gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5.2gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 665mgPotassium: 385mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 1.9g
Keyword Paella recipe, seafood, Seafood Paella, Spanish, Spanish cuisine
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