Seafood Paella with Marinated Artichokes and Lemon-Tarragon Essence

Our Seafood Paella with Marinated Artichokes and Lemon-Tarragon Essence is an exquisite rendition of the beloved Spanish dish. It combines the traditional socarrat of a perfect paella with the tartness of marinated artichokes and the anise-like aroma of tarragon, for a refreshingly contemporary seafood symphony.

  • Beginner
  • Serves 4
  • 30 minutes
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What you’ll need

  • 200g raw king prawns
  • 200g squid rings
  • 400g paella rice
  • 1 litre fish stock, warmed
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 150g marinated artichoke hearts, quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • A pinch of saffron threads
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fresh tarragon leaves, chopped
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Let's Cook!

Step 1

In a large paella pan or wide, shallow pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the onion and garlic until softened.

Step 2

Add the diced bell pepper and cook for another few minutes until it starts to soften.

Step 3

Stir in the smoked paprika, rice, and saffron, coating the rice in the oil and spices.

Step 4

Pour in the warm fish stock, season with salt and pepper, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the rice is half-cooked, stirring occasionally.

Step 5

Nestle the prawns and squid into the rice, and scatter the artichoke hearts around the pan.

Step 6

Continue to cook without stirring, allowing the rice to absorb the stock and form a golden crust (socarrat) on the bottom.

Step 7

Once the seafood is cooked and the rice is tender, remove from the heat. Sprinkle over the lemon zest, lemon juice, and fresh tarragon.

Step 8

Garnish with chopped parsley and serve straight from the pan, allowing guests to enjoy both the tender and crispy parts of the rice.

Wild Calamari Squid Rings - Raw

Fish used in this recipe

Wild Calamari Squid Rings - Raw

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