Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Make it: Fideua

Today's recipe is one typical catalan dish and this specifically was made by my friend Eli when she celebrated her 30th birthday (did you see the post I did about it?) It'a a fideua, usually done with seafood but this is a very simple and incredibly tasty version of it. Great if you want to feed a small army (like Eli did) or if you are in a rush and want to wipe something fast. 

Printable recipe here

400gr fideu (it's a very thin type of noodle, I'm sure you can find it at any spanish supermarket in your city, in London you can find it here)
5 cloves of garlic
salt, pepper
fish stock (2 cups)
5 tbsp olive oil

Cook your garlic and set apart for later. In a large pan (if you can find a special one for paella it will be great but any shallow pan will do) put the oil and turn the heat to medium-high. Add the noodles, salt and pepper and stir constantly without getting in burn. Add the cooked garlic and keep cooking for 2-3 minutes until golden. Add your fish stock and keep stirring (if you were to add the seafood this is when you would do it, you can add clams, mussels, scallops etc). Continue to cook and stir for about 10 minutes until the pasta is tender. When cooked switch off the heat and cover the pan, let it rest for 5 minutes.

You can add a bit of parsley for taste or serve it like that, very simple but super tasty. Usually the fideua is accompanied by alioli, a type of garlic mayonnaise. A fantastic recipe can be found here

Printable recipe here


  1. Yum! I wish you were here to make it for me... so it was really authentic and everything ;) xx

  2. I'll make my best to make it for you one day :) xx

  3. Um wow this looks delicious! I love simple recipes- they're so often the best ones :) xx


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