Seafood Paella

decorating with lemon

Paella, a classic Spanish dish of rice cooked with fish or meat.

From Mexican Quesadilla in our last post, we now going to Spain haha. We cooked Paella!  Paella is a rice dish from Spain that has become very popular and is known around the world. It originated from the region called Valencia in eastern Spain. There are many versions of paella.  You can make this dish with fish, chicken, shellfish, beans, vegetables etc. To make this dish you need saffron as well, a spice that also turns the rice into a beautiful golden color, an essential part of the dish. You have so many different types of rice. But for Paella you need the Paella rice,  its rounded and short. It absorbs the flavor of the liquid very well.

The very first time we ate this delicious Paella was in Barcelona couple years ago. We loved it! We love seafood, that’s why we made Seafood Paella this time 😀

For this recipe you can use anything you like, you can use chicken instead of seafood. We use a traditional paella pan, its  wide and round. But you can also use a skillet pan.


1 yellow paprika
1 red paprika
2 gloves garlic
1 onion
3 tomatoes


black pepper
paprika spice

paella rice
chicken stock
king prawns
a mix of seafood ( mussel, squid)


  1. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Cook the chopped garlic, onions and the paprika till its soft.
  3. Add the paella rice and stir for about 3 min.
  4. Stir in the chicken stock, sea food, black pepper, salt, paprika spice and safron.
  5. Let it boil, cover and let it simmer for about 20 min. Reduce the heat.
  6. Add the king prawns on top with the peas, cook.
  7. Turning the prawns, till both sides are pink.
  8. Decorate it with some sliced lemon.

Eating this, brings us back to Barcelona hihi. Hopefully you guys will enjoy this recipe too! Buen Provecho 😀



cooking 1

Adding shrimps

Adding peas


Done cooking



187 responses to “Seafood Paella

  1. Thanks for a killer recipe. I’m gonna give it a go next week. Thanks for the like over at The Bearded Blog too!

    • Your welcome lewisdbmitchell! we are glad you like this recipe, do let us know what you think about Paella if you give it a try :). Have a great week!

  2. I have had seafood paella before from a tasty place across the street from my apartment in NYC. I prefer “ethnic,” foods over American! So much tastier and usually healthier.

    • Hello Leah, how are you? Wow, you live in NYC. Lucky you, we are so jealous hihi!! Yes seafood Paella is so yum. Ethnic food is indeed delicious, lots of vegetables, spices. But some of the american foods are nice too hihi. Btw, nice blog you have! Thx for stopping by our blog, we appreciate it. Have a nice week. Xoxo

      • Aw, thank you and you’re welcome.😊 Currently I don’t live in NYC because the stroke sent me to Michigan on the road to recovery for the time being. However, I certainly aim(and hope) to return there!

    • Hi Curioustraveller! Ah that’s good to know that our post makes you hungry hihi. Thank you we are glad you love our blog, and yours looks great as well! 😀

    • Hi Itsmotherwho! Thank you, we agree Paella is really delicious hihi! Oh why? Hmm maybe when adding the stock, let it boil don’t stir. But we are sure the next time you will be fine and enjoy your home made Paella 😀 Thank you for visiting our blog!

    • You are welcome Trainofthought! We def going to try the “Awesome Cookie Recipe”! Yes you can make Paella with different ingredients. Glad you like this recipe! Thank you for the visit 😀

  3. This is one hell of a recipe! I can never say NO to anything which involves prawns! 😀

    Also, thanks for liking my blog post, you guys! It meant a lot. If you do like my blog, then do give it a follow!

    • Thank you Shamika Lal, we are glad you like this recipe! We LOVE prawns too, so delicious hihi. You can use prawns in almost any dish and its still yummy 😀 You are welcome, you have a great blog! We def going to read your posts 😀

    • Hi Emmimori! Ah we love Paella too. Yes you should really try it, you can also using your favorite ingedients. Well enjoy cooking this recipe. Thanks for stopping by our blog 😀

    • Hello Rebekahsansan:)! Oh so dangerous to read food posts in the middle of the night hihi. We always do that, and after, straight to the kitchen and eat something :D. Thank you so much for your sweet comment hihi! Yes, this dish is really delicious.

    • Hi justeatit2016! Paella is delicious indeed! It’s not really the same as the traditional paela what you get in Spain or south Amerika but it’s still delicious hihi. Thank you for stopping by our blog 😀

    • Hi Charlotte! Oh with Rabit? Never try that before..but it sure will taste great! Think we will try that soon. Thx for the idea ☺. Have a great week. Xoxo

    • Hello Marquessa! Search for Spanish restaurants sure they serve this great traditional dish. Or another option make your own paella like we did hehe. Ok, it will be not the same like the professionals, but its really fun to make 🙂

    • Hi Joyfull Mom, you are welcome! We are glad our post inspired you to make this Paella recipe:) Thank you for the visit and comment! Blessings too! 😀

  4. I had my first seafood Paella in Lima on the coast. It was called Arroz con Valenciana but that was a long time ago. I had two or three Paellas in Barcelona. One was magnificent. One at a highly recommended place was ordinary and one at a franchise joint was surprisingly good.

    Will be there again in October and will eat more!


    • Hey Tony! Wow you tried Paella in Lima.. that’s nice! Most of the time you will get great food/drinks at places you don’t expect it at all. Btw, you got a lovely have already been to many beautiful places :D. Enjoy the food in Barcelona :D. Have a nice day.

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