Seafood Fideuà Recipe

Seafood fideuà

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Fideuà is a Spanish dish similar to paella that uses short strands of pasta instead of rice. If you can't find fideuà, break angel hair pasta into short pieces.



  • olive oil
  • fideuà pasta 350g
  • garlic 2 cloves, plus 1 crushed
  • smoked paprika 1 tsp
  • saffron a big pinch, plus a little more
  • tomato 1 small, chopped
  • light chicken stock 1.2 litres 
  • raw peeled king prawns 16
  • mussels 750g, cleaned
  • frozen peas 150g, defrosted
  • mayonnaise 4 tbsp
  • crusty bread to serve


  • Step 1

    Heat 3 tbsp of olive oil in a large, shallow pan then tip in the pasta and stir, letting it turn gently golden in the heat of the oil. Add the sliced garlic, paprika and saffron and sizzle for 30 seconds, then add the tomato and 3/4 of the stock. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the peeled prawns, mussels and the rest of the stock and simmer for another 5 minutes. Taste and stir as you go, the pasta should be cooked but not mushy and the stock should be almost totally absorbed. Once the mussels are open and the prawns are pink, add the peas to heat through.

  • Step 2

    Mix the mayonnaise with the crushed garlic and a pinch of saffron and serve with the fideuà.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 700
  • Fat 37.2g
  • Saturates 4.2g
  • Carbs 53.4g
  • Fibre 7g
  • Protein 34.2g
  • Salt 1.5g