Spanish seafood pasta

Spanish seafood pasta

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(11 ratings)

Takes 20 mins


Serves 4
Italy and Spain collide in this paella-like dish of orzo pasta with chorizo, peas and your seafood of choice

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal429
  • fat7g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs67g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre5g
  • protein24g
  • salt1.2g
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  • 350g short pasta shapes (we used orzo )
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 1 tsp turmeric or a large pinch of saffron strands



    Turmeric is a fragrant, bright golden-yellow root that is most commonly seen and used dried and…

  • 85g chorizo, diced



    A coarsely textured, spiced pork sausage widely used in Spanish and Mexican cooking. It is made…

  • 200g pack mixed cooked seafood
  • 2 roasted red peppers,from a jar, sliced
  • 100g frozen pea
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. Cook the pasta in lots of water following pack instructions, with the stock cube and half the turmeric or saffron. About 7 mins before the pasta is cooked, tip the chorizo into a frying pan and cook over a medium heat for 5 mins until slightly crisp. Tip out some of the fat, then add the remaining turmeric or saffron, seafood, peppers and peas.

  2. Drain the pasta, reserving some of the stock. Tip the pasta back into the pan, add the chorizo and seafood mixture and a splash of the reserved stock, and heat through. Stir in most of the parsley.

  3. Serve in warm bowls, with the remaining parsley sprinkled on top.

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5th May, 2014
I used paprika instead of saffron and used cod fillet. A great combo with the chorizo. Delicious.
14th Aug, 2013
It does need more spice otherwise it doesn't taste as good as it looks. Chili, paprika, garlic
17th May, 2013
I really really wanted to like this, but it just tasted bland and like a very cheap version of paella.
8th Nov, 2012
Very simple, great taste ! Added some spices to have a more "Spanish flavour" Turned out very good!
13th Sep, 2012
I thought as I cooked this it would be a disaster.It was fabulous.Orzo is a new find - my guy hates rice and 'pasta' but scoffed this down.Only added mushrooms instead of peas, an orange pepper (as well as jar red peppers) used saffron and some water.
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