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  • Serves:4
  • Prep:25 mins
  • Cooking:40 mins

Seafood Paella

Making a hearty seafood paella is a lot easier than you might think.

This super straightforward recipe uses a combination of delicious seafood and aromatic spices that are easily sourced from your local markets.

It’s simply a matter of mixing it all together for a scrumptious feast.


  • 300g prawns, shelled and deveined
  • 200g calamari, cleaned and cut into pieces
  • 2 large crabs, cleaned and cut into pieces
  • 300g fish, cleaned and cut into cubes
  • 12 mussels, with shell on
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 4 green chillies
  • 1 tin of tomatoes
  • Sunfoil Sunflower Oil for frying and cooking
  • 4 teaspoons Sunshine D Margarine
  • Salt for flavour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 200g mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup peas
  • Fresh coriander and curry leaves
  • 2 teaspoons Kashmiri Masala
  • 1 teaspoon 🥄turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon dhania & jeera powder
  • 100 ml water
  • Chicken stock
  • 2 cups cooked rice


  1. On a hot stove, in a pan, heat up 1 teaspoon Sunfoil Sunflower Oil.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon Sunshine D Margarine and 1 clove of crushed garlic.
  3. Fry your seafood mix and remove from the pan.

  4. In a hot paella pan, add 4 teaspoons of Sunfoil Sunflower Oil, fry onions and green chillies for 5 minutes.

  5. Add the rest of the crushed garlic, and spices.

    Add all peppers and fry for another 5 minutes.

  6. Add tinned tomatoes and cook until a smooth chutney forms.

  7. Add sugar, mushrooms, and peas and cook for about 5 minutes.

  8. Add all cooked seafood and the remaining margarine to the mixture.

  9. Add in cooked rice, chicken stock and water, and simmer.

  10. Add herbs to garnish and serve.