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#EidRecipe: Seafood Paella

Seafood Paella Picture: Facebook (Cape Malay Cooking with Fatima Sydow)

Seafood Paella Picture: Facebook (Cape Malay Cooking with Fatima Sydow)

Published Aug 30, 2017

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Ingredients

500 grams of Prawns, deveined

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10 mussels 

10 white mussels (optional)

3 tablespoons of oil

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1 onion, peeled and sliced thinly

1 green or red pepper cut into strips 

4 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped

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3 chilies, chopped 

Salt to taste 

3 tablespoons of paprika 

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1 tsp of black pepper

2 cups of Basmati rice, uncooked

A few strands of saffron soaked in 850ml of warm water 

Fresh coriander

A lemon cut in quarters

Method 

Heat the oil in a large deep paella pan, on a medium to high heat. 

Add the onion and fry until golden brown. 

Add peppers, garlic, salt and spices and stir fry for a few seconds.

Add the raw rice and the warm water and cook for 7 minutes. 

Add the mussels first and then the prawns and cover with foil or a lid and cook on a medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until all water has cooked away. 

Serve with a garnish of fresh coriander and lemon quarters. 

If you don't have saffron simply replace with a teaspoon of turmeric. 

You can add any seafood to this dish

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