Fideuà: The Valencian Cousin of Paella, Celebrating Seafood and Vermicelli

Embark on a culinary voyage to the coastal beauty of Valencia with our “Fideuà,” a seafood-infused dish that mirrors the heartiness of paella but introduces a twist with vermicelli noodles. Fideuà is not just a meal; it’s a savory symphony of flavors, combining the bounty of the sea with the rich culinary heritage of Spain.

Food Region & History

Fideuà originated in the maritime region of Valencia, where fishermen sought a variation of paella using the local abundance of seafood. The dish replaces rice with toasted vermicelli noodles, creating a unique texture and flavor profile. Fideuà embodies the coastal essence of Valencia and has become a celebrated part of Spanish gastronomy.


Embark on a flavor-packed adventure with the carefully selected ingredients that compose our Fideuà:

  • Vermicelli noodles
  • Olive oil
  • Mixed seafood (shrimp, squid, mussels, clams)
  • Garlic, minced
  • Tomato, grated
  • Paprika
  • Saffron threads
  • Fish or seafood broth
  • Salt and pepper
  • Lemon wedges (for garnish)


  1. Toast Vermicelli:
    • In a paella pan, toast vermicelli noodles in olive oil until golden brown. Set aside.
  2. Sauté Seafood:
    • In the same pan, sauté minced garlic and add mixed seafood. Cook until the seafood is lightly browned.
  3. Add Tomato and Paprika:
    • Stir in grated tomato and paprika. Cook until the tomato is well-incorporated and the mixture has thickened.
  4. Infuse with Saffron:
    • Infuse the seafood broth with saffron threads. Pour the saffron-infused broth into the pan, ensuring it covers the seafood.
  5. Incorporate Vermicelli:
    • Add the toasted vermicelli noodles to the pan, ensuring they are evenly distributed. Allow the noodles to absorb the flavors of the broth.
  6. Simmer and Serve:
    • Let the Fideuà simmer until the noodles are cooked and have a slightly crunchy texture. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Garnish and Enjoy:
    • Garnish the Fideuà with lemon wedges. Serve hot, inviting diners to savor the essence of Valencia’s coastal culinary delight.

Nutritional Benefits

Fideuà offers a delightful medley of proteins from various seafood, along with the satisfying texture of vermicelli noodles, creating a wholesome and flavorful dish.


Fideuà is more than a meal; it’s a seaside celebration on a plate, capturing the essence of Valencia’s coastal charm. Whether enjoyed with family by the shores or as a centerpiece at a festive gathering, Fideuà invites you to savor the richness of Spanish coastal cuisine.

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