Seafood Fideuà

 

Try this paella with a difference, using fideo or vermicelli pasta instead of rice, with prawns, mussels, squid, monkfish and a sprinkling of saffron 

What you will need

400g mussels, cleaned Mussels mus-sels Once regarded as the poor relation of the shellfish family because of their small size and…

8 large prawns, in their shells Prawn praw-n There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

2 good pinches of saffron Saffron sah-fron The stigma of a type of crocus, saffron threads have a pungent and distinctive aroma and flavour…

350g vermicelli pasta, or Spanish fideo pasta if you can find it

5 tbsp olive oil Olive oil ol-iv oyl Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

1 large onion, finely chopped Onion un-yun Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

3 garlic cloves, crushed

2 tsp smoked paprika

1 monkfish tail, cut into 2-3cm chunks

1 large squid, or 4 baby squid (about 400g), cleaned and cut into rings (keep the tentacles) Squid s-kwid From the same family as the octopus and cuttlefish, squid may look jellyish and unappetising but…

650ml hot good-quality fish stock

2 large tomatoes, chopped into small pieces Tomato toe-mart-oh A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

juice 1 large lemon, plus 1 lemon cut into wedges to serve Lemon le-mon Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

small bunch parsley, chopped Parsley par-slee One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

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