If you are lucky enough to be near the sea or have a good fishmonger this is the most amazing meal. Even if you have to use frozen shellfish it is delicious and impressive!
24 large prawns preferably in shells
600g fresh mussels (or frozen)
400g fresh squid or frozen mixed seafood
4 chopped cloves of garlic
1onion finely chopped
2 tins plum tomatoes
250ml white wine
100ml chicken or vegetable stock
handful chopped parsley
sea salt & freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
Fry the onion in a large pan in a couple of tablespoons of olive oil unril soft and translucent. Add garlic and chilli, stir for a couple of minutes. Add paprika, salt, pepper and wine, then tinned tomatoes. Cover pan with a lid and simmer for 15 minutes.
In the meantime wash the mussells, pulling off any beards. Wash the squick and cut into 1/2cm rounds. Peel the prawns leaving on some of the heads.
Take lid off and cook for a further 5 mintes to allow the sauce to thicken. Put all the seafood in the pan and cook for 5-7 minutes until all the mussells have opened and prawns and squid are cooked.
Sprinkle with large handful of chopped parsley and serve with crusty bread or over pasta.
Approximate cost £14.00