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Paella Marinera Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 12
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 lbs seasoned yellow rice arroz amarillo
  • 1 lb mussels tahong
  • 1/2 lb fresh squid cleaned
  • 1 lb cooked clams almejas
  • 8 pieces medium crabs cleaned
  • 1 lb shrimp cleaned
  • 43 ounces tomato sauce
  • A hint of Tabasco sauce
  • 3/4 cup pimiento sliced
  • 3 medium onions diced
  • 1 head garlic minced
  • spanish saffron
  • 3 to 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • Combine seasoned yellow rice and water and soak for 3 hours.
  • Heat a Paellera or large pan then pour-in olive oil.
  • When the oil is hot, saute the garlic and onions.
  • Put-in the crabs, mussels, shrimps, clams, squid, Tabasco sauce, salt, and ground black pepper. Cover the pan and cook for 3 minutes or until the juices come out.
  • Add tomato sauce then cover the pan. Cook for a minute.
  • Stir then simmer for 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer the cooked seafoods on a clean plate.
  • With the remaining juices and tomato sauce on the pan, put-in the rice soaked in water and stir well. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the Spanish saffron then gently stir. Cover the pan and continue cooking in low heat until the rice are done.
  • Top the cooked yellow rice with pimiento then arrange the cooked seafoods over it.
  • Serve with some lemon or lime wedges.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 12g