These EPIC Spanish FIDEOS with Vegetables & Shrimp are seriously one of the best dishes ever. Loaded with a huge punch of Spanish flavors, super easy to make and done in just a little over 30 minutes.
This dish is very similar to a Spanish paella, except it uses short-thin pasta noddles instead of rice. The best part? You don´t need a paella pan! Just a standard frying pan.
What makes these Spanish fideos extra special is the saffron. So make sure to use High-Quality Saffron. This dish without the saffron is just…..well, another pasta dish.
TIPS & TRICKS to make this Recipe: As stated above, you will need short-thin noodles to make this dish. But in all honesty, you can use any pasta you want. Just make sure it is a thin pasta. The shrimp I used where frozen and thawed out. I patted them dry with paper towels to remove any excess moisture from them. This gives the shrimp and incredible texture and flavor.
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EPIC Spanish FIDEOS with Vegetables & Shrimp
- 2 cups short-thin pasta noodles
- 1/2 onion finely diced
- 1/2 green bell pepper roughly chopped
- 5 cloves garlic finely minced
- 15 oz can diced tomatoes (drained)
- 1/2 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika
- 1/2 tsp saffron threads
- 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
- 12 raw jumbo shrimp (peeled & deveined)
- pinch sea salt
- dash black pepper
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
Heat a large frying pan with a medium-high heat and add in a generous 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, after 1 minute add in 2 cups of short-thin pasta noodles, mix around with the olive oil, after about 3 minutes and the noodles have a golden fried color, remove them from the pan using a slotted spatula (to reserve the olive oil) and transfer to a dish
Using the same pan with the same heat, add in 1/2 onion finely diced and 1/2 green bell pepper roughly chopped and mix with the olive oil, after 3 minutes add in 5 cloves garlic finely minced and continue to mix, after 30 seconds add in 1/2 tsp sweet smoked paprika and 1/2 tsp saffron threads, quickly mix it all together, then add in one 15 oz can diced tomatoes (drained) and season everything with sea salt & black pepper, mix until well combined, add the noodles back into the pan and mix together so everything is evenly mixed, then add in a generous 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth, give it a quick mix so everything is evenly divided, after this step don´t mix the ingredients again, otherwise the pasta will lose its texture
About 6 minutes after adding the broth, add in 12 raw jumbo shrimp (peeled & deveined) and seasoned with sea salt & black pepper, lower the fire to a low-medium heat, after 1 minute flip the shrimp, 3 minutes after adding the shrimp and there is virtually no broth left, hit it back to a medium-high heat and go for about 1 minute, then remove the pan from the heat and cover with a dishcloth, after 5 minutes uncover the pan and serve at once, enjoy!
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