I know paella is a traditional Spanish recipe but since we were under the Spaniards for centuries we are heavily influenced by Spanish cooking. Paella is a many-a-family’s favorite dish to serve in special occasions that it holds true for my family as well. I do not know how to cook and prepare the dish like I do not know to clean hot tub cover but I discovered this recipe that I want to try the soonest:


½ lbs cuttlefish
½ lbs calamari (squid)
8 big jumbo shrimp
4 spiny lobsters, crayfish or smaller lobsters
12 fresh mussels
2-3 fresh oysters
1 tablespoon of sweet paprika
Olive oil
8 tablespoons of tomatoes, cut into pieces
2 ½ cups of rice
2-3 garlic cloves
1 – 1 ½ liters of fish soup


The fish soup is ideally to be prepared at home, using the head and tail of a fish, some onion, laurel, salt and one tomato. Calamari and cuttlefish are cut into pieces.

Give the oil into a pan and warm it. Add the shrimp and crayfish and fry them for 2 – 3 minutes. Set them aside afterwards. In the very same oil fry the cuttlefish and the calamari (squid). When they turn golden add the tomatoes and the minced garlic. Let them fry until they become darker. After that add the paprika, stir everything and add the rice.

Stir very well for one minute, pour the warm fish soup over it and add another clove of minced garlic.
Let the rice at medium to high heat. After some 10 minutes add the shrimp and crayfish, the mussels and the oysters. Let them cook for another 5 minutes.


When the rice is ready remove it from the heat and let the rice breath for at least 2-3 minutes until you serve it!


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