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The ULTIMATE Seafood Skillet | Easy 30 Minute One-Pan Recipe

This seafood skillet is not your typical seafood fare, this is the next-level in goodness. We´re talking a huge punch of Mediterranean flavors, easy to make and all done in about 30 minutes. Serve it next to a bottle of chilled white wine and a crunchy baguette for an incredible summer meal.

The ULTIMATE Seafood Skillet
To make this seafood skillet I used a combination of cod, scallops, shrimp and mussels. All of them I bought frozen & thawed out (except for the mussels, I used fresh), just to make things easier and more accessible. Of course, you can use all fresh seafood, as well as other types of fish and shellfish.

The ULTIMATE Seafood Skillet
The most important ingredients in this seafood skillet, besides the seafood, are the fish broth and saffron. Not only do these two ingredients flavor the entire dish, but they bring it all together. Make sure to use the good stuff here, as it makes all the difference.

The ULTIMATE Seafood Skillet

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: The secret here is to not over cook the seafood. Though thanks to the broth, the dish is very forgiving. About 5 minutes for the cod & mussels, 2 minutes for the scallops and 1 to 2 minutes for the shrimp usually does the trick. All cooked in layers as stated in the recipe card below.

The ULTIMATE Seafood Skillet

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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The ULTIMATE Seafood Skillet | Easy 30 Minute One-Pan Recipe
5 from 5 votes

The ULTIMATE Seafood Skillet

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 289 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 45 ml
  • 8 scallops
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 celery stick
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried thyme 1 gram
  • 1/3 cup white wine 80 ml
  • 1 1/2 cups fish broth 350 ml
  • 1/4 tsp saffron threads .17 grams
  • 14 oz cod 400 grams
  • 8 raw jumbo shrimp peeled & deveined
  • 10 mussels
  • 1 lemon
  • handful fresh parsley
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Heat a large fry pan or stock pot with a medium heat and add in 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  2. Meanwhile, pat dry 8 scallops with paper towels and season with sea salt & black pepper

  3. Add the scallops into the hot pan, all in a single layer, cook for 1 minute per side, then remove the scallops and set aside

  4. Using the same pan with the same heat, add in 1 onion roughly chopped, 1 carrot roughly chopped, 1 celery stick thinly sliced and 6 cloves garlic roughly chopped, mix with the olive oil

  5. After 3 minutes and the vegetables are lightly sauteed, add in 2 tomatoes finely grated, 1 tsp dried thyme and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together and simmer until thickened, about 3 minutes, then add in 1/3 cup white wine, mix together and simmer

  6. Once the alcohol has cooked off in the wine, about 2 minutes, add in 1 1/2 cups fish broth and 1/4 tsp saffron threads, then turn up the heat to a high heat and bring to a boil, then place a lid on the pan and lower to a low-medium heat

  7. Meanwhile, pat dry the cod with paper towels, then cut into 1 inch (2.50 cm) squares and season with sea salt & black pepper, pat dry the shrimp and season with sea salt & black pepper and reserve 8 cleaned mussels (remove the beards and scrub clean under cold water)

  8. After simmering the broth for 6 to 8 minutes remove the lid, add in the cod and mussels, all evenly spread out, place the lid back on the pan, once all the mussels have opened, about 5 minutes, remove the lid and add the shrimp and reserved scallops, once again all evenly spread out, place the lid and go for another 1 to 2 minutes or until the shrimp are cooked through

  9. Remove the pan from the heat, garnish with lemon slices and a generous portion of finely chopped fresh parsley, serve at once next to a crunchy baguette, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
The ULTIMATE Seafood Skillet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 550mg24%
Potassium 927mg26%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 3161IU63%
Vitamin C 30mg36%
Calcium 91mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Chip

    Getting ready to shop and make this tonight. Wanted to note that the printable recipe does not list the scallops as an ingredient though it does have the cooking info.

    15 . Jun . 2024
    • Spain on a Fork

      It’s the second ingredient on the list 🙂 Much love!

      17 . Jun . 2024
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  4. Hanna

    5 stars
    This was delicious!

    08 . Aug . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

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

      08 . Aug . 2023
  5. losfoodiesmagazine

    5 stars
    The favorites recipes.
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    26 . Nov . 2022
  6. losfoodiesmagazine

    5 stars
    What a great recipe for a quick high-quality dish that is easy to make.
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    26 . Nov . 2022
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  8. Charles Pascual

    5 stars
    Another terrific recipe – thank you Albert. Easy prep, get all the ingredients lined up and the cooking goes quickly. A fun dish to make and even better to eat. So easy – it has to go into our “rotation” of quick, delicious meals.

    16 . Jul . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that Charles!! Much love 🙂

      16 . Jul . 2022
  9. Wayne Holscott

    5 stars
    What a great recipe for a quick high-quality dish that is easy to make. I served it over rice. Give it a try.

    08 . Jul . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Happy to hear that! Much love 🙂

      08 . Jul . 2022
  10. Uncle Bud

    Albert, can you substitute Passata for the tomatoes?

    05 . Jul . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Absolutely, about 1/2 cup – 115 grams will do the trick, Much love Uncle Bud 🙂

      05 . Jul . 2022
  11. john m

    this looks like paella minus the rice. am i right?

    01 . Jul . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Kind of, but with a different flavor profile, as there is no paprika 🙂 much love

      03 . Jul . 2022
  12. Ramya

    cant wait to make this soon for me can i use mushrooms and tofu instead i never had ulimate seafood skillet before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    01 . Jul . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Much love 🙂

      03 . Jul . 2022

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