The Seafood Paella that we cook in ‘Escuela de arroces y paella Valenciana’ is the typical one of the coastal areas of Valencia, and we will teach you how to cook paella: Seafood Paella. This one is elaborated with seafood and fresh fish from the Valencian coast. An amazing reciepe that will be loved by every seafood lover.
First of all we need to prepare a fish stock with tomato, onion, virgin olive oil, rock fish and mantis shrimps or crabs.
After adding virgin olive oil in the middle of the paella pan and (take the opportunity to level it) we stir fry the scampi, the prawns or langoustines and remove all from the pan.
Stir fry the sepia or squid cut to small dice and add the ñora sauce or “Salmorreta”* and continue stir frying all the ingredients until they get well mixed.
Onece mixed add the sweet paprika poder on the top and mix vigorously to avoid it to get burnt and then add the rice (100 gr per person) and keep moving it until the rice gets slightly browned.
Once the rice is browned add the stock in 1:3 (rice-stock) proportion and sprinkle a bit of saffron according to taste.
Turn the heat up to the maximum and when the stock begins to evaporate place the mussels and the rest of the seafood in a beautiful fashion.
One the rice starts to come up to the surface, the grain of rice reduce heat to nearly mínimum and wait to all the stock to evaporate.
In the event that you need to add more stock we will add it slowly and make sure that it is hot in order to avoid lower the boiling. Onece the rice is dry we let it rest for about 10 minutes.
* The master trick to obtain a delightful Seafood Paella is to use a sauce of crushed Ñora (Salmorreta) that will enhance the flavor of the rest of the ingredients.
For its preparation we will need:
– 4 small dried sweet red peppers (Ñoras)
– 2 cloves of dried garlic
– 4 ripe tomatoes (pear type)
First we will clean the ñoras (eliminating the pips) that we have hydrated in water previously for two hours, peel the garlic and chop the tomatoes.
Now we only have to gather all the ingredients and crush them until we obtain a homogeneous puree.
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