Seafood Paella With Artichokes

Recipe by MA HIKER

I make this every year for our Christmas Eve dinner. It is the Polish tradition to serve seafood and even though this isn't a Polish recipe, my in-laws love it! You can substitute other seafood and fish for what I have indicated. This is a great recipe for experimenting and adding what you love! I have also made this with chicken sausage included with all the fish and seafood.

Top Review by cm2530

This is fantastic! I made it for my family for Christmas Eve and it was a huge hit -- delicious, festive & fancy, but not really that difficult or time-consuming. We used a bit less seafood, added mushrooms (definitely delicious), and substituted white wine for the vermouth. It was a glorious hit, everyone raved. This recipe is already our new family favorite. It goes beautifully with a side of kale salad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a dutch oven (or other large cooking pot) over medium high heat.
  2. Add onion, garlic; sauté 2 minutes.
  3. Add saffron liquid, 1 cup water, tomatoes, chicken broth, red& black pepper and bring to a boil.
  4. Stir in rice, cover, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
  5. Stir occasionally.
  6. After 10 minutes check consistency of rice – should be creamy with some liquid.
  7. If necessary add more water until rice is tender and creamy.
  8. Add artichokes, vermouth, seafood& fish.
  9. Cover and simmer 5 minutes or until mussel (or clam) shells open.
  10. Discard any unopened shells.
  11. Sprinkle with parsley.

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