Seafood Paella

This seafood-lover’s version of paella from Food & Wine’s Kay Chun has four different types of shellfish, as well as plenty of meaty bites of chorizo.

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  • Servings: 6 to 8


  • 4 cups chicken stock or low-sodium broth

  • 2 cups fish stock or 
clam broth

  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads, crumbled

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 2 1/4 cups Bomba or arborio rice

  • One 12-ounce package cooked chorizo, 
sausages halved lengthwise and crosswise

  • 8 large head-on shrimp 

  • 1 pound littleneck clams and cockles, scrubbed

  • 1/2 pound mussels, scrubbed

  • 1/4 cup thawed frozen peas

  • Chopped parsley, 
for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the chicken stock with 
the fish stock and crumbled saffron and bring to a simmer.

  2. Meanwhile, in a 15-inch paella pan or large enameled cast-iron casserole, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and paprika and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the rice and cook, 
stirring, until it is evenly coated in the oil, 1 minute. Add the 
hot broth and stir the rice once to evenly spread it in the pan. Cook over moderate heat, without stirring but rotating the 
pan for even cooking, until half of the liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Reduce the heat 
to low. Nestle the chorizo and shrimp into the rice. Add 
the clams, cockles and mussels hinge side down and cook, turning the shrimp halfway through, until the shrimp and shellfish are cooked through and all of the liquid is absorbed, about 
20 minutes. Scatter the peas on top and let stand for 5 minutes. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Contributed By Photo © Marcus Nilsson Published January 2017

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Aggregate Rating value: 5

Review Count: 2

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: Deb1948

Review Body: This recipe is great just make sure you use a Spanish Chorizo not the Mexican style. Neto Sausage has a really really good one available on line.

Review Rating: 4

Date Published: 2017-01-21

Author Name: Jose Escopin

Review Body: This is a terrible recipe. If you're cooking seafood paella, you only use seafood broth or fish broth but never never with chicken broth because that's mixing flavours that can't go together and where did you get the idea of adding chorizo? You never add chorizo to any paella! That's disgusting!!!!

Date Published: 2017-01-22

Author Name: GhostAf

Review Body: Seafood Paella is one I would love when serving wine with a special Guest and just overlooking at home

Date Published: 2017-01-16

Author Name: TokyoNancy

Review Body: I made this for friends visiting from Japan and they loved it. It was very easy to make and it developed a nice crust.

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2017-02-03