How to Cook Seafood Paella Negra #StreetFoodCarinderia
The Spaniards & Portuguese influenced the Filipino cuisine brought to the Philippines in the past. Seafood Paella is the most preferred ingredients by most Filipinos in the past and at present. This recipe is a rich paella mixed with squid ink and the freshest seafood available. You can explore other ingredients according to your liking.
1 to 2 pieces white onions
fresh red capsicum (bell pepper) or pimientos
1/2 kilo medium-sized prawns
1/2 kilo small squids
1 kilo of alimango or alimasag (crabs)
some clams/green shells (optional)
fish fillet (optional)
10 to 12 cups of fish stock
3 to 4 tablespoons bottled squid ink or squid natural ink
4 to 5 tablespoons more of olive oil or corn oil
1 kilo Arborio rice or Basmati rice (if unavailable, good grade of rice will do)
salt to taste
For aioli or garlic mayonnaise:
1 cup of mayonnaise
corn oil/olive oil
salt to taste
1 Chop onions and julienne capsicum. Devein and peel prawns, squids, alimasag (crabs), clams, and lobsters.
2 Dilute the squid ink: In a small saucepan, place a half cup of the fish broth and add bottled squid ink. Set aside.
3 On a heated grill, place the paellera or wok, add olive oil, sauté the onions,and add Arborio rice. Add the diluted squid ink and mix rapidly until the rice is coated. Add fish broth and stir. Adjust the ink at this point if you think you want it blacker. Distribute the rice evenly on the pan and stop stirring. Add salt to taste. Add the crab pieces then five minutes later add the squid, shrimp, clams, and the rest of the seafoods. Add sliced peppers on top of the paella. Cover and let simmer for 23 to 25 minutes. (You can cook in rice cooker too!)
4 Add some broth if it looks like it is drying out too fast. You know it's done if the rice is puffed and grains from the top have a soft- to medium-firm bite. You can take it off the flames and cover with newspaper to steam it another 10 minutes before serving.
5 Make the aïoli or garlic mayonnaise: Put mayonnaise in the food processor or blender. Add garlic, lemon juice, a little olive oil and salt, and blitz until mixed well. Serves 4 - 5.
Note: To make fish stock, dissolve 1 fish bouillon cube in 1 cup hot water.