Preparing Paella Pan in a successful Way

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Today I’m going to show you my paella pan. I already presented the original paella from Spain some time ago in another post. Here is the terrace or balcony version with an electric pan – super practical.

You’ll find plenty of Spanish vibes in the article, because I cooked the dish in my garden on Mallorca.

Let’s get started and whip up a delicious rice dish. After all, we’re hungry after a swim, aren’t we?

1. Shopping list for the paella pan

For your fine rice dish you will need the following ingredients:

Paella pan portrait format
Paella pan prepared at the table with prawns and crabs.© Food PhotographerThomas Sixt

2. Recipe paella pan

I have documented the preparation below step by step with photos for you. I wish you good luck and lots of fun cooking it again!

Paella pan

Step by step instructions by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2 Portions
Calories 330
Total Time 45 Min.
Preparation Time 15 Min.
Cook Time 30 Min.

In this recipe, chef Thomas Sixt shows you how to prepare a paella pan step by step.

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500 g seafood (Fresh or frozen)
1-2 tbs oliv oil
120-150 g paella rice
1 tbs sweet peppers
80 g bell peppers (I use coloured peppers)
80 g peas (I use frozen peas)
1-2 pc onion
3-4 pc cloves of garlic
2 tbs parsley oil (Parsley mixed with oil and garlic)
300-400 ml Vegetable broth
100 ml white wine
2-3 pinches Saffron (Or mixture of saffron, ginger, fennel, garlic and turmeric )
6 pinches Salt
4 pinches Pepper
2 pinches Sugar (I use brown sugar)
1 tbs butter
1/2 tsp thyme (I used dried thyme.)


Paella pan ingredients
Ingredients prepared for the paella pan.

Prepare the ingredients for the rice pan.

frozen seafood
Seafood prepared frozen.

Defrost frozen seafood and have ready.

Seafood close-up
Seafood for the rice dish.

Unpack fresh seafood and get it ready.

Seafood rice and peppers
Prepared seafood rice and peppers.

Weigh the rice.

Dice the onions
Dice onions on the kitchen board.

Peel and finely dice the onion.

Garlic and diced onion
Garlic and diced onion.

Knoblauch in feine Würfel schneiden.

Paella table pan
Table paella pan with ingredients.

Heat the table pan strongly, add olive oil to the pan.

Fry the seafood
Fry the seafood in the paella table pan.

Die Meeresfrüchte in der Pfanne bei hoher Hitze anbraten.

Roasting pan
Roast in the pan.

Remove the seafood from the pan and place on a plate.

Sauté the onions and garlic
Sauté the onions and garlic cubes.

Sauté the garlic and onions in the roasting pan.

Peas close-up
Close up of the peas

Prepare fresh peas or frozen peas.

paprika spice
Paprika spice noble sweet

Have rose paprika ready for seasoning.

Chopped peppers
Colorful peppers cut into small pieces

Cut the peppers into pieces.

Peas in the pan
Peas in the pan with peppers.

Add the diced peppers and peas to the pan and sauté over a high heat.

Rice with peas and peppers
Paella rice with peas, bell pepper and vegetables in the pan.

Add the rice and season with the paprika.

Mojo Verde
Mojo verde parsley pesto

Add the parsley pesto or mojo verde.

Saffron spice
Saffron spice

Add the saffron.

Rice with vegetables and liquid
Paella rice with broth and vegetables.

Pour in the rice and vegetables with the stock and white wine and simmer.

Seafood on paella rice
Seafood on paella rice close-up with butter.

Finish cooking the rice and let the liquid evaporate. Sauté until toasted. Season to taste with sugar, salt and pepper. Place the seafood and fish on the rice. Add a flake of butter. I also added a little thyme.

Paella pan recipe picture
Paella pan article and recipe picture.

Place the seafood and fish on the rice and cook over a high heat for about 5 minutes. Stir the rice dish and enjoy quickly. Enjoy your meal!



3. Nutritional values and calories

4. Further recommendations

Saffron risotto
Paella with seafood
Rabbit roasted as in Spain

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