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All Recipes, Soups & Salads / October 25, 2023

Spanish Seafood Pasta Soup | EASY & Delicious 30 Minute Recipe

This Spanish Seafood Pasta Soup, known as Sopa de Fideos Marineros, is what Spanish Mediterranean food is all about. We´re talking a ton of delicious flavors, easy to make and all done in about 30 minutes. Serve this soup next to a crunchy baguette and a bottle of Spanish white wine for a complete and nutritious meal.

Spanish Seafood Pasta Soup
To make this recipe I used Spanish fideos. Which are basically small cut spaghetti. If you can´t fine them in your area, just use regular spaghetti and break them into small pieces. However, any type of thin pasta will work here.

Spanish Seafood Pasta Soup
For the liquid I used Spanish fish broth, as it´s what´s traditionally used. But you can also use chicken broth, vegetable broth or even water if you like. Just make sure to season accordingly if using water.

Spanish Seafood Pasta Soup

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: This soup will hold for up to 2 to 3 days in the fridge. It also freezes well. You just might need to add in some liquid when reheating, as the pasta will soak up the broth.

Spanish Seafood Pasta Soup

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Spanish Seafood Pasta Soup
5 from 2 votes

Spanish Seafood Pasta Soup | Sopa de Fideos Marineros

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 377 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 35 ml
  • 1 small onion
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 1.25 grams
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme .5 grams
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 5 cups fish broth 1200 ml
  • 1/4 tsp saffron threads .17 grams
  • 1 cup Spanish fideos (small cut spaghetti) 5 oz / 115 grams
  • 2 cod fillets 8 oz / 225 grams each
  • 1/2 lbs raw medium sized shrimp (peeled & deveined) 225 grams
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper
  • fresh parsley


  1. Heat a stock pot with a medium heat and add in the olive oil

  2. In the meantime, finely chop the onion, roughly chop the garlic and cut the carrots (peeled) into small bite-sized pieces

  3. Add the cut ingredients into the stock pot with the hot oil, mix continuously, after 3 to 4 minutes and the vegetables are lightly sauteed, add in the paprika and thyme, quickly mix together, then add in the tomatoes finely grated and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together and then simmer without mixing

  4. Once the grated tomato has slightly thickened, about 4 minutes, add in the broth and saffron, turn it up to a high heat and give it a gentle mix

  5. While the broth is heating, add the cod fillets over paper towels and pat dry, then season with salt & pepper and cut into bite-sized pieces, also add the shrimp over paper towels and pat dry, then season with salt & pepper

  6. Once the broth comes to a boil, add in the fideos (pasta), mix every 1 to 2 minutes

  7. About 2 minutes before the pasta is cooked al dente, add in the cod and shrimp, mix together, then place a lid on the pan and lower to a low-medium heat, simmer for 2 to 4 minutes or until the seafood is cooked through, then remove from the heat

  8. Transfer into shallow bowls and garnish with fresh parsley, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Spanish Seafood Pasta Soup | Sopa de Fideos Marineros
Amount Per Serving
Calories 377 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 120mg40%
Sodium 789mg34%
Potassium 1136mg32%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 5884IU118%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 96mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Marina Gonzales

    5 stars
    I made this Friday night and boy was it yummy and easy! I used frozen cod and frozen shrimp that I thawed earlier that day. I had to sub a few items: I didn’t have any carrots but i had a red bell pepper and I think it added a nice flavor. I also added chopped celery because I had some already on hand. Also I don’t have fideos, so I used orzo instead. I think this was just delicious, and my boyfriend was raving about it and couldn’t wait to eat the leftovers! I will add this to our weeknight meals for sure. Gracias for the nice recipe!

    30 . Oct . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      30 . Oct . 2023
  2. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon for me can i use tofu / mushrooms and vegetable broth i love pasta soooooooooo much i never had spanish seafood pasta soup before perfect for raining days in Singapore and after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    25 . Oct . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      26 . Oct . 2023
  3. Nataliya

    5 stars
    It looks great and I bet it will be delicious. I have all the ingredients for this soup. Definitely will cook today. Thank you for the recipe. I like your channel very much. I cooked the spicy broccoli and it was really good. Thanks again!

    25 . Oct . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      26 . Oct . 2023

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