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Best Seafood Paella

10 minutes of prep, lots of flavor and a complete healthy meal in one skillet! This simple Seafood Paella Recipe is the perfect weeknight meal (and goes great a glass of white wine).
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6 -8 servings
Calories 390 kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into ½ inch strips
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups Arborio rice
  • ¾ cup dry white wine
  • 2 Roma tomatoes finely chopped
  • 2 pinches Spanish saffron soaked in ¼ cup water
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • ¾ cup peas
  • ½ pound scallops
  • ¾ pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • ½ pound calamari cut into rings
  • 12-15 mussels
  • ¼ cup parsley chopped


  • In a large skillet (that has a lid), heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Sauté onions until translucent. Add red pepper and garlic and cook another 2 minutes. Add the rice and sauté until it begins to turn golden.
  • Add the wine and stir until it evaporates. Lower the heat and add the tomatoes, saffron with its soaking water, paprika, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
  • Pour chicken stock into pan and bring to a boil. Once it begins to boil, cover with lid and simmer on low heat for 20 minutes. Uncover and add seafood and peas. Give it a light stir. Cover and cook an additional 15 minutes or until seafood is cooked thoroughly.
  • Garnish with parsley and lemon wedges.


Serving: 1/6Calories: 390kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 27gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 560mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3g
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