Lately, Filipino Cuisine is gaining more and more popularity across the globe because of its full-packed flavorful dishes. Even people from other countries are falling in love with our signature dishes simply because of their heavenly taste! Some of our iconic dishes that captured the hearts of many are Adobo, Sinigang, Lechon, Caldereta, and many more!
As more and more people become impressed by Filipino foods, we should also keep in mind that the diversity and genius of our cuisine are the product of our country’s rich history. We all know that the Philippines was conquered and invaded by several countries in the past, therefore, leaving their footprints not only in our history but also in our traditions and culture, especially food. One major country that influenced our cuisine is no other than Spain. Our country has been under the Spanish Colony for 333 years. That’s why it’s no surprise that a huge part of our cuisine originated from Spanish cuisine itself. Some of the iconic Spanish-inspired Filipino dishes are Afritada, Arroz Caldo, Bistek, Caldereta, Champorado, and countless more.
We Filipinos also learned to love Spanish cuisine. Well, it’s been in our blood for more than 300 years after all. Some of the famous Spanish dishes we love are Relleno, Gazpacho, Churros, and of course, the famous Paella. When we think of Spanish food, surely the first thing that comes to mind is Paella. Actually, Paella is being treated as local food in our country because of its undeniable popularity. Countless restaurants all over the Philippines, especially in Pampanga, serve this mouthwatering dish. A Paella dish is made of saffron-flavored rice cooked with a handful of delightful ingredients such as meats, seafood, and vegetables. With the abundance of all the ingredients in our country, not only is our version of Paella heavenly, but also extremely fresh!
So, if you have been craving some Paella lately, worry no more because Filipino Recipes Guide has got your back! Today, we’ll be making the Filipino Style Seafood Paella Recipe that you will surely love. So, are you ready? Let’s do it!
Filipino Style Seafood Paella Recipe
Chill out! Everything we need for this delightful dish can be easily bought from the local markets and grocery stores. I can also guarantee that you’ll be able to follow all of the cooking procedures because they’re amazingly simple. Alright? Are you all set? I sure hope you are because we’ll now be cooking one of the best-tasting Paellas of your life!
To begin, the ingredients we’ll need for our recipe today are tomato paste, uncooked rice, tomato, bell pepper, onion, black olives, garlic, green onion leeks, Saffron (Kasubha), salt, pepper, butter, water, lemon, parsley, and the seafood superstars, mussels, clamshells, and squid. Take note that the clamshells and mussels in our ingredients must already be pre-cooked for best results!
Alright, the first thing we need to do is to wash all the ingredients thoroughly and cut them accordingly starting with the vegetables. After that, we can now proceed with sauteing. Simply heat the pan and add a generous amount of butter then saute the onion and garlic until the pleasant fragrances are released. Then, add the other vegetables namely the tomato, bell pepper, and onion leeks. You should also throw in the squid so it starts cooking nicely. Stir all of the ingredients well to incorporate all of the flavors with one another. After a while, you can now season the mix with tomato paste and a pinch of salt and pepper then keep on stirring them all well.
The next thing we have to do is to add the mussels, clamshells, black olives, and water. Then, add some chopped parsley and lemon. Make sure to cover the mixture to let the ingredients cook well. After a minute, simply remove the cover and keep on stirring. This is the part that you remove the mixture from the pan and start cooking the rice.
You can now add the tomato paste again, Kasubha, rice, and water. Stir them all well and let the rice cook on low heat. Now, you have to frequently stir the Paella until the water is reduced. Once that happens, top the mixture with the saute seafood mixture, cover it with foil, and just let it cook. And that’s it! You have now successfully made your own version of the famous Paella! Make sure to serve the dish hot for best-tasting results.
Easy, right? Just like that, you have added another blockbuster recipe to your delicious menu! Cooking the Paella requires a lot of patience but I’m sure that you can handle it. Ikaw pa!
- ¼ kilo mussel (pre-cooked)
- ¼ kilo clam shells (pre-cooked)
- ¼ kilo squid
- ¼ cup tomato paste
- 1 cup uncooked rice
- ● 1 pc tomato
- 1 pc red bell pepper
- 1 pc red onion
- ½ cup Black olives
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 tbsp Kasubha/ Saffron Local
- 1 stalk green onion leeks
- 1½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 cups water
- ½ lemon
- 2 tbsp chopped parsley.
- Prepare all the ingredients and cut.
- Heat the pan , add the butter and saute the onion, Garlic until the fragrances come out.
- Add the tomato, bellpepper, onion leeks and squid. Stir it well
- Seasoned with salt, pepper and 1 tbsp tomato paste. Stir well
- Add the mussels, clams, black olive and ½ cup of water then cover.
- Add some chopped parsley and squeeze of lemon.
- Stir well and cover for 1 minute.
- Remove the cover and stir it again. Removed from the pan.
- Add the kasubha, tomato paste, rice and 1 ½ cup of water. Stir it and cover , low heat only.
- Stir it frequently and let it reduce the water.
- When the water reduces, toppings with saute mix seafood then cover it with foil until well cooked.
- Served while hot . Enjoy
How to Cook Filipino Style Seafood Paella