Noodle Paella Recipe: Fideuà

Noodle Paella Recipe: Fideuà

Fideua is a very popular main course cooked like paella but made with noodles instead of rice. This traditional version from Spain uses seafood.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    To prepare this recipe you will need a 17-inch (44cm) paella pan. Due to the size of the pan, we recommend that you cook the fideua on a kettle BBQ or a gas paella burner for even heat distribution. Assemble all the ingredients and kitchen equipment on a table near the BBQ, so that you can stay in the area and monitor the cooking.
  2. Step 2

    Be sure to light the coals about 20 minutes before you will begin cooking. This allows time for the coals to heat and be covered in white ash.
  3. Step 3

    Rinse shrimp, mussels, and clams under cold running water and set aside.
  4. Step 4

    Pour fish or shrimp stock into a medium saucepan and warm for use later.
  5. Step 5

    Rinse fish under cold water and cut into 2-inch cubes. Clean the squid and trim the tentacles. Slice squid into rings.
  6. Step 6

    De-seed and slice red pepper into thin strips. Cut each tomato into 8 pieces. Peel garlic cloves and place in a mortar and mash with the pestle.
  7. Step 7

    Place the paella pan on the BBQ grate or paella burner and add enough olive oil to coat the bottom and allow the pan to heat up. When hot enough, sauté the shrimp and squid in the olive oil.
  8. Step 8

    Add olive oil as needed to prevent sticking. When the shrimp is pink, it is cooked. Remove shrimp and squid from the pan and set aside. Leave the oil in the pan.
  9. Step 9

    Put the diced tomatoes, red pepper, and mashed garlic in the olive oil with the two red pepper pods and sauté for two minutes.
  10. Step 10

    Crush saffron threads with finders. Add the fish stock and saffron threads to the pan and stir. Bring broth to a boil.
  11. Step 11

    When liquid starts to boil, add the vermicelli and fish and stir. Spread the clams, mussels, and squid around the pan and arrange the shrimp on top. Cook for 15 minutes, or until the pasta is “ al dente .”
  12. Step 12

    Remove the fideua from the barbecue or burner. Cover with aluminum foil and let it "rest" for 5 minutes. Uncover and serve with lemons.