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.
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.
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.
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.
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Spanish Seafood Pasta Soup | Sopa de Fideos Marineros
- 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
Heat a stock pot with a medium heat and add in the olive oil
In the meantime, finely chop the onion, roughly chop the garlic and cut the carrots (peeled) into small bite-sized pieces
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
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
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
Once the broth comes to a boil, add in the fideos (pasta), mix every 1 to 2 minutes
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
Transfer into shallow bowls and garnish with fresh parsley, enjoy!
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