The Most LEGENDARY Seafood Tapas Dish | Spanish Fritura de Pescado
This Spanish seafood tapas platter, known as Fritura de Pescado, is probably the most legendary seafood tapas dish that hails from Spain. It´s packed with some serious seafood goodness, easy to make and all done in just 30 minutes. Serve it next to a crunchy baguette and a couple cold beers for the ultimate Spanish treat.
To make this dish, I used a combination of cod, squid and shrimp, that I bought frozen and thawed out. However, you can use whatever type of seafood you like. Either way, make sure to pat all the seafood completely dry with paper towels to remove any excess water.
To fry the seafood I used sunflower oil. Which is very typical in Spain. But you can use any other type of oil. Just make sure it´s neutral in flavor and has a high smoking point. Such as: Vegetable oil, canola oil or safflower oil.
TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: As you are frying the seafood, to keep warm what you´ve already fried, either cover with foil paper or add into a preheated oven at its lowest setting.
Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:
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Spanish Seafood Tapas Platter | Fritura de Pescado
- 2 cups sunflower oil 480 ml
- 2 cod fillets 8 oz / 250 grams each
- 2 cleaned tubes of squid
- 16 raw jumbo shrimp peeled & deveined
- 1 cup all purpose flour 120 grams
- 1 lemon
- pinch sea salt
- fresh parsley
Heat a large fry pan with a medium to medium-high heat and add in the sunflower oil
Meanwhile, pat all the seafood completely dry with paper towels, then cut the cod fillets into bite-sized pieces and the squid into 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) thick rings
Add the flour into a large bowl, season with sea salt and mix together, then coat each seafood item separately in the flour until well coated, shaking off any excess flour
Once the oil is nice and hot, about 10 minutes, add in the pieces of cod, making sure they´re all in a single layer, cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden fried all around, then remove from the fry pan, shaking off any excess oil and over a wire rack with paper towels underneath
Let the oil heat for a couple minutes, then add in the squid rings, making sure they´re all in a single layer, fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden fried all around, then remove and add over the wire rack
Once again, let the oil heat for a couple of minutes, then add in the shrimp all in a single layer, fry for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden fried, then add over the wire rack
Transfer all the fried seafood into a platter, season with a kiss of sea salt, then garnish with lemon wedges and fresh parsley, serve at once, enjoy!
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[…] Sources: spainonafork […]13 . Feb . 2023
Cant wait to make this soon for me can i use mushrooms/ tofu and tempeh i never had seafood tapas before cant wait to try this in my air fryer at home perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work06 . Feb . 2023
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Sounds great Ramya! Much love 🙂08 . Feb . 2023
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