Weeknight Seafood Paella Recipe

Weeknight Seafood Paella Recipe

How To Make Weeknight Seafood Paella

Made in just a single pan, this filling dish of seafood paella is ready to satisfy your tummy! A mix of rice, seafood, and vegetables turned extraordinary!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 16cherrystone clams
  • 16extra jumbo shrimp,peeled and deveined
  • ½tbsplemon juice
  • ¼tspold bay seasoning
  • tspolive oil,divided
  • 1small chorizo link,sliced thin cooked
  • ½cuponion,chopped
  • 3garlic cloves,sliced thin
  • 1tspsmoked paprika
  • cupsshort/medium grain rice
  • cuptomatoes,finely diced
  • cupschicken or vegetable broth
  • tspkosher salt
  • ¼tspsaffron threads
  • 1bay leaf
  • ½red bell pepper,sliced thin strips
  • ¼cupfrozen peas
  • tbspparsley,coarsely chopped for garnish


  1. Clean the clams and soak them in cold water for about 20 minutes.

  2. Transfer the shrimp to a bowl and season with ½ tablespoon of lemon juice and Old Bay.

  3. Heat a large, deep nonstick skillet over medium heat.

  4. Add 1 teaspoon of oil and sauté the chorizo, onions, garlic, and paprika for about 3 minutes until soft.

  5. Push aside, add the remaining 1½ teaspoons of oil in the center and add the rice, stirring to coat with the oil. Sauté for about 3 minutes.

  6. Add the diced tomatoes, broth, salt, saffron threads (crumbled between fingers) and bay leaf.

  7. Mix and bring to a boil, stirring once. Place the bell pepper over the rice, then reduce heat to low and cover tightly. Cook for about 15 minutes.

  8. Add the clams, shrimp, and peas. Cover tightly again and cook on low heat until the clams open up and the shrimp are cooked through about 10 to 12 minutes.

  9. Uncover the skillet, raise the heat to medium-high and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes to toast the bottom of the rice

  10. Discard the bay leaf and garnish with parsley.


  • Calories: 178.34kcal
  • Fat: 8.30g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.25g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.31g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.00g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.70g
  • Fiber: 1.59g
  • Sugar: 2.44g
  • Protein: 16.83g
  • Cholesterol: 67.62mg
  • Sodium: 716.50mg
  • Calcium: 64.79mg
  • Potassium: 251.67mg
  • Iron: 1.85mg
  • Vitamin A: 132.36µg
  • Vitamin C: 27.53mg
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