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Authentic Spanish Paella Recipe (Best way to do it)

Oct 9, 2020Recipes

Meaty and Seafood paella recipes!

Authentic Spanish paella is one of the most well-known Spanish dishes. Almost everybody around the world has tried it at least once in their lifetime.

This dish may seem complicated to make, but in reality it is quite simple and easy to prepare. The cool thing about it is that you can even add your personal touch.
Since it is a mix of many different ingredients from seafood to meat, adding your own spin on it is no problem.

Since we specialized in Mediterranean products and some of us grew up in Spain, we can deliver to you the secret paella recipe that people make in Barcelona, the heart of Catalonia.
More than that, we will also give you the recipe to make a meaty paella with Iberico pork, a species of pork that grows only in Spain!

Read on for two famous and authentic Spanish paella recipes:

🍽️ The Seafood Paella 
🍽️ The Iberico Pork Paella 

Authentic Spanish seafood paella

How to make a delicious and authentic Spanish seafood paella in no time with this recipe!

Quantity and timing

Serves 4
Preparation Time: 30 min
Cooking Time: 45 min

Ingredients :

  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 grated onion
  • 2 grated tomatoes
  • 1 green bell pepper, minced
  • 3 diced medium mediterranean cuttlefish
  • 4 langoustines (norway lobster)
  • 4 Mediterranean shrimp from Palamós
  • 8 Galician mussels
  • 12 almeja fina clams from Doñana National Park
  • 1 Liter of fish broth (around 4.25 cups)
  • 6 artichoke hearts
  • 20 Garrafones, butter beans
  • 11 oz of bomba rice from Delta de l’Ebre River
  • Salt, pepper, olive oil and saffron to taste

Preparation :

  1. Add olive oil in the pan.
  2. Place langoustines and shrimp in the pan.
  3. Cook for 2 minutes and then remove them, save for later.
  4. Add garlic and onion and slowly cook until golden.
  5. Add in green bell pepper, saute for 5 minutes. In another pot to the side, heat the fish broth to boiling.
  6. Add cuttlefish to pan and cook until golden.
  7. Add in artichoke hearts.
  8. Add salt to taste.
  9. Add tomato and cook until it thickens.
  10. Add saffron and pepper to taste.
  11. Add in the Garrafones, butter beans.
  12. Add in rice and saute for 2 minutes.
  13. Add boiling fish broth.
  14. Keep on high heat for 5 minutes
  15. Add the mussels, clams, shrimp and langoustines.
  16. Cook on medium heat for 10 minutes.
  17. Turn off the heat and cover the pan with tin foil for 5 minutes.

Enjoy your delicious seafood paella with your friends and family!

For those of you who don’t like seafood (or if you simply want to try something different) let’s see how to do a meaty Spanish paella.

Authentic meaty Spanish paella

For a twist on traditional seafood paella, try this meaty Spanish paella with Iberico pork.

Quantity and timing

Serves 4
Preparation Time: 30 min
Cooking Time: 45 min

  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 grated onion
  • 2 grated tomatoes
  • 1 green bell pepper, minced
  • 6 artichoke hearts
  • 3 diced medium Mediterranean cuttlefish
  • 20 Garrafones, butter beans
  • 11 oz of bomba rice from Delta de l’Ebre River
  • 1 Liter of chicken broth (around 4.25 cups)
  • Salt, pepper, olive oil and saffron to taste

Preparation :

  1. Add olive oil to a pan.
  2. Add garlic and onion and slowly cook until golden.
  3. Add in green bell pepper and saute for 5 minutes. In a pot to the side, heat the chicken broth to boiling.
  4. Add olive oil to the pan and saute the Iberico Pork.
  5. Add in cuttlefish and cook until golden.
  6. Add in artichoke hearts.
  7. Add the Iberico Pork meat.
  8. Add salt to taste.
  9. Add tomato and cook until it thickens.
  10. Add saffron and pepper to taste.
  11. Add in the Garrafones, butter beans.
  12. Add in rice and saute for 2 minutes.
  13. Add boiling chicken broth.
  14. Keep on high heat for 5 minutes, then lower to medium heat for 10 minutes.
    Turn off the heat and cover the pan with tin foil for 5 minutes.

Enjoy your delicious Iberico pork paella with your friends and family!

Where can you get ingredients for authentic Spanish paella?

Most of the ingredients will be at your grocery store, with the exception of a few specific ingredients that come from Spain. You can check out our online store to find the exact same ingredients we use in the recipe video!

Here are the ingredients you can find on mmmediterranean.com :

Medium Mediterranean cuttlefish
Langoustines (Norway lobster)
Mediterranean shrimp from Palamós
Galician mussels
Almeja fina clams from Doñana National Park
Artichokes hearts
Garrofones, butter beans
Iberico pork

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