Oven-Baked Seafood Paella

Oven-Baked Seafood Paella

By Atika Lim  , , , ,

April 28, 2016

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The perfect dish for entertaining, this gorgeous oven-baked paella is bursting with fresh seafood and sausages, and is perfect for a summer evening.

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yields: 4-6 Servings


½ tsp saffron threads

2 tbsps hot water

2 tbsps olive oil

1 chorizo sausage, sliced

1 each red and green capsicum, seeded, chopped

1 large onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, chopped

1½ tsps smoked paprika

1½ tsps chilli flakes,

2 cups arborio or calasparra rice

¹⁄³ cup white wine

5 cups fish stock

2 tomatoes, chopped

300 g firm white fish, cut into 3 cm chunks

8 large green prawns, peeled, deveined, tails intact

8 mussels, scrubbed, bearded

Chopped parsley, lemon wedges, to serve


1Preheat oven to moderate, 180 C.

2In a small bowl, combine saffron with hot water. Infuse 10 mins.

3Meanwhile, in large flameproof casserole dish, heat oil on high. Fry chorizo 3 to 4 mins until golden. Set aside.

4In the same dish, saute capsicum, onion, garlic and spices 2 to 3 mins until onion is tender. Mix in rice and cook 1 min, stirring. Add wine and cook, stirring until absorbed.

5Return chorizo to dish with saffron mixture, stock and tomatoes. Season to taste. Bring to boil, stirring often. Bake, covered, 20 mins.

6Remove from oven. Stir in fish, prawns and mussels. Bake, covered, 5 to 10 mins until mussels open and seafood is cooked. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with lemon wedges.

Photo: Bauer/Brett Stevens

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