Spanish Seafood Stew with Yellow Rice and Spicy Chorizo
Spanish Seafood Stew with Yellow Rice is a dish full of Mediterranean flavor with spicy chorizo, seafood, vegetables, smoked paprika and spices.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 45minutes
Total Time 1hour
1poundlarge head-less shrimpunpeeled
½poundsmall squid with headcleaned and cut
5piecesclamswashed and cleaned
10piecesmusselswash and cleaned
1 to 2piecescrabscut in half after half-cooked
½poundspicy chorizono casing
1red bell pepperdiced
1 ½tablespoonsfresh or dry rosemary
1 ½cupsshrimp broth or clam juice or water
1 ½teaspoonsmoked paprika
salt and pepper to taste
19 oz, 255g package Vigo Saffron Yellow Rice
Cook rice in a pot. Bring 2 ¼ cups of water to boil. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and a package of Vigo yellow rice, stirring while boiling for 1 minute. Cover pot and recude heat to simmer. Cook for 20-25 minutes. Set aside.
In a deep skillet, boil crabs with ½ cup water in medium heat. Once crabs start to turn red. Remove from heat. When cool to touch, cut in half and set aside in a big bowl.
On the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Brown uncooked spicy chorizo. Remove and set aside in the same bowl. Note: If using cooked Spanish chorizo, just run it through the skillet for just a few minutes. No need to brown it.
Separately half-cooked the following seafood: shrimp, squid, clams and mussels. Set it aside in the bowl.
On the same pan, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, if needed.
When oil is heated, cook onion until soft.
Add garlic and cook until golden.
Toss-in carrots. Cook for a minute.
Add celery, lemon zest, bay leaves and rosemary. Stir and cook for a minute.
Stir-in chopped parsley.
Pour shrimp stock or clam juice and white wine.
Bring to a boil.
Add smoked paprika.
Add ground pepper.
Add clams and cook for 1 minute.
Toss-in mussels and crabs. Cook for 2 minutes.
Stir-in red bell pepper.
Cook for another 2 minutes.
Toss-in shrimp, squid and chorizo. Cook for 2 minutes.
Lastly, add garbanzos. Salt to taste. Simmer for another minute.