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The Most Incredible Spanish Paella with Cod and Scallions

 – The Most Incredible Spanish Paella with Cod and Scallions –

This Spanish Paella with Cod and Scallions is probably the easiest paella recipe you will ever find. Loaded with great flavors, made with simple ingredients and done in 45 minutes. The combination of flavors in this paella are very simple, yet it has an extraordinary taste, plus it also has the famous socarrat, the layer of caramelized rice underneath. I used a Spring onion to make this paella, which is no different than a scallion when you are cooking them. You can use which ever one you find at your grocery store. However, make sure you use a paella pan to make this dish, it makes all the difference in the world.

The Most Incredible Spanish Paella with Cod and Scallions

– The Secrets to the Perfect Paella –

There are two ingredients that are truly important when making a paella. The first one is the rice, make sure you use round rice, what is round rice? It´s very similar to medium grain rice or arborio rice. The second ingredient is the saffron, make sure you use some high-quality saffron, whatever you do, don´t use imitation saffron. Watch the video below on How to Make The Most Incredible Spanish Paella with Cod and Scallions or check out the recipe card below, which you can print. Salud!

Cookware that I use:
Swiss Diamond Chef´s Knife
10-Piece Swiss Diamond Pan Set
Wood Cutting Board

Watch the Video Below on How to Make The Most Incredible Spanish Paella with Cod and Scallions

The Most Incredible Spanish Paella with Cod and Scallions

Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 1 14 ounce cod fillet 480 grams
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 scallion or spring onion bulb
  • 1/2 cup chopped green scallions
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 2 1/4 cups fish broth
  • 1/2 tsp saffron threads
  • 1 cup round rice
  • pinch sea salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • lemon slices


  1. Cut off the bulb from a scallion or spring onion and finely dice it, grab a handful of the tubelar green leaves and finely chop them, to end up with about 1/2 cup, finely mince 3 cloves of garlic, grab one 14 ounce cod fillet, cut it into 1-inch thick slices, then cut each slice into 3 pieces, add the pieces of cod to a bowl and season with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper

  2. Heat a paella pan with a medium-high heat and add a 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil, 2 minutes later season the oil with sea salt and add the diced onion and the minced garlic, mix with the oil and cook for 2 minutes, then add the chopped tubelar green leaves and mix with the onions and garlic, 1 minute later add 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika and mix it all together, then add a 1/2 cup of tomato puree, season with sea salt and mix it all together until well combined, 1 minute later add 2 1/4 cups of fish broth, pinch in 1/2 teaspoon of saffron threads, season again with a little sea salt and give it a gently mix

  3. Once the broth comes to a boil add the pieces of cod into the pan, mix them around so they are evenly spread out, then add 1 cup of round rice, mix the rice around so it is evenly distributed, after this point don´t mix the rice again, but you can give the pan a quick shake here and there, let it cook for 10 minutes, then lower the fire to a low-medium heat and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, once there is very little broth left hit it to a high heat for 2 minutes to achieve the socarrat, then remove the pan from the heat and cover with a dish cloth, after letting the paella rest for 5 minutes uncover it and garnish with lemon slices, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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  2. Linda Ponne

    Hi Albert,
    Made the paella last night, it was awesome!
    Never thought I could do it, but, yes, I was successful!!

    03 . Mar . 2019
    • Spain on a Fork

      That is fantastic Linda! so glad to hear, and it will only get better each time you make it 🙂 much love

      03 . Mar . 2019
  3. Andra

    Do you boil the cod beforehand, to obtain the fish broth? Thanks.

    12 . Feb . 2019
    • Spain on a Fork

      I didn´t but you can, I used a good quality store-bought broth, which is key in this recipe, thanks for the comment 🙂

      12 . Feb . 2019

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