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  • Writer's pictureHelina Sanchez, Paella Barcelona Cooking School

Seafood Paella Stock. The main flavor secret for your paella.

Rich flavorful Seafood stock is the main secret to make your Seafood Paella truly delicious! Heads of monkfish and other fishes, lots of shellfish will enrich your stock with a great flavor and will deliver this beautiful flavor to your final dish: Paella! This stock recipe can be a base for any other great dishes or sauces.

Ingredients for 4-5 pealla servings.

You will regulate amount of stock that you are going to get by adding certain amount of water. The rice : stock proportion depends very much on your pan size, your stove, your rice type, etc. For example: for 2 servings paella take 12 inch (30 cm) bottom pan and use 3/4 of cup (200g) of rice to 3.5 cups (800 ml) of stock.

Seafood and Fish:

🦈🦈 🦈head of monkfish (heads of any WHITE! fishes you have)

🦐🦐🦐 prawns, could be just heads and shell of prawns (as many as you have :)

🦞🦞🦞 langoustine, could be just claws and shell, (as many as you have :)

🐚🐚🐚 mussels


🍅 6 big ripe tomatoes

2 heads of garlic

🥕 2-3 carrots

1-2 onions

other vegetables like parsnip, leek, celery, turnip


🍅1-2 dried tomatoes

🌶1 dried sweet pepper Ñora

🍃Bay leaf


💦 Water (better mineral) to fill your pot.

You can find the written Recipe of Paella Seafood Stock on my Instagram

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