That Bank Holiday sunshine has got us in the holiday mood and what better way to serve up the flavours of summer holidays that a delicious seafood recipe. 

Celebrity chef John Torode shows you how to make Quick Seafood Paella. Just click here

 

 

For John’s Paella with Prawns & Squid you will need:

For the rice

2 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, finely sliced

2 garlic cloves, finely sliced

½ tsp cayenne pepper or chilli powder

2 large tomatoes, skinned and chopped

110g can butter beans, or fresh broad beans

200g flat green beans or runner beans, cut into 5cm pieces

a large pinch of saffron strands, crushed in a mortar, or ½ tsp ground turmeric

700ml hot fish stock

450g Spanish paella or Italian risotto rice

For the seafood

2 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, finely sliced

3 cloves garlic, finely sliced

450g cod fillet, cut into cubes about 3 cm square

3 large tomatoes, skinned and chopped

½ tsp cayenne pepper or chilli powder

a large pinch of saffron strands, crushed in a mortar

420ml (2 cups) hot fish stock or water

225g mussels, cleaned

225g squid clean and sliced into rings

450g uncooked king prawns/jumbo shrimps with or without heads cleaned

but not shelled

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Start with the rice. Heat the oil in the paella pan or casserole and fry the onion and garlic, stirring all the time, for 2-3 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients, except the rice itself. Stir, bring to the boil and simmer for 2 minutes, then bring the liquid full to a boil and add the rice. Stir everything well together, lower the heat, partially cover the pan, and continue to simmer for 10-15 minutes.

 2. While the rice is cooking, cook the seafood. Heat the oil in a large casserole or frying pan and fry the onion and garlic for 1 minute. Add the cod cubes and fry them for 2 minutes. Then add the tomatoes and spices, with the salt and pepper and the stock or hot water. Bring the whole thing to a boil and add the mussels. Let them cook for 2 minutes, and then add the rest of the seafood to cook for 3 minutes only.

3. Uncover the rice and check that it’s cooked. Cover and continue to cook for a further 5 minutes if not. Adjust the seasoning of the seafood, and arrange it all on top of the cooked rice in the paella pan or casserole. Serve immediately.

Enjoy!