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Seafood Noodles Casserole

Special dressing: Sebastian signing and little mermaid listening (turn player on)

When I was 6 or 7, one of my favorite games was playing the mermaid in our bathtub! We had such a small bathtub I still don’t know how I could swim in there… but I did, and how could I imagine to be under the sea… but I did, and how I could see all those beautiful colored fishes… but I did! It’s only a question of imagination, one of the most powerful tools humans have.

So get ready for a fantastic Seafood Noodles Casserole… 1, 2, 3 Splash and get Under the Sea!!! This dish could be done only with cuttlefish and mackerel but when I went to my fishmonger I just went nuts and bought other things that looked nice and fresh… and here you have the result!

Cook it. Eat it. Close your eyes… and you will be under the Sea :D

This recipe is my first entry for Presto Pasta Night Roundups at Once Upon a Feast, Ruths blog. She uploads a roundup of all entries every friday so that we all get fresh ideas for the weekend. Go and take a look! The recipes and the blog are delicious :D

•Ingredients for 4 servings:
•For the fish stock: 6 balls of black pepper, half onion, 1carrot, 1 leek, ½ head of a monkfish, 1 tomatoe, 3 garlic cloves and salt. Pour water in a big pot and bring to boil. Add all ingredients and when boils again take away the white foam. Cook for 20 minutes at low heat.
•For the dish: 1 cuttlefish, 1 green pepper, ½ onion, 250 grs of clams, 10 to 12 mussels, 1 mackerel, 1 garlic clove, 8 shrimps and 400 grs of noodles (nº4), olive oil and salt

•Ask your fishmonger to clean the cuttlefish for you. Wash it and cut it. Get a big pan ready with some olive oil and fry the cuttlefish. Watch out! It jumps! Stir. When it becomes pink, add the green pepper cut in small dices.
•When the pepper gets soft add the minced onion and when transparent add the garlic.

•When the onion gets golden, add the mackerel (cleaned and coated in flour) fry a bit for both sides and reserve.
•Stir a bit more and add the clams (they have been in salty water to leave the sand away).
•Cover the pan until the clams open. Discard those that keep shut.

•Add salt to the shrimps and fry in the pan for 2 minutes maximum. Reserve.
•Your stock is probably ready. Keep it warm at lowest heat and add the shrimps heads. 5 minutes before pouring the stock in the pan bring to boil.

•Take the shrimps peel off and reserve. Steam the mussels and reserve. Strain its water and pour into the fish stock.
•Back to the casserole or big pan, throw the noodles and fry them a bit. Stir so that they suck all seafood flavours.

•Stir and add 900 grs of boiling and strained fish stock. Keep the rest in a low boiling, just in case you need to add some more.
•Stir and get the heat high for (see package instructions) I had them for 12 minutes. Taste and add the salt you consider. If you poured the mussels water in the stock watch out, it’s very salty!
•After that time, add the shrimps, the fish and the mussels and some minced parsley on top.
•Take away from the heat, cover the casserole and let it rest for 5 minutes.
•Ready to be devored!!!!!


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03/05/2008 · 16:24 h by Bellini Valli

An excellent choice for the roundup Nuria :D I can’t wait to see what everyone has come up with for the round up this week! Glad to hear that Boleta is doing well Nuria:D

03/05/2008 · 16:28 h by Peter M

Ahhh Nuria, you amaze me! Just when I think you’re all out of good recipes, you come back with this! This seafood casserole has to be mucho-tasty with the fish broth and shellfish.

The presentation with the mackerel is super!

However, I am still a little disappointed…you didn’t sing us a song!

03/05/2008 · 17:01 h by JennDZ - The Leftover Queen

I used to play mermaid too! How fun!

Your dish looks divine, my dear!

03/05/2008 · 19:13 h by Núria

Hola sweet Val! Thanks… it’s my first round up and wanted to cook something special!!! I’m so glad Boleta avoided surgery, Thanks so much for asking and for your concern♥

Siiiiiii, querido Peter, es muy tasty y sabrosa!!!! :D He, he it looks as a mermaid diving, doesn’t it? You are my fan number 1 and number last, Peter :D

Muchas Gracias darling Jenn!!! I think you also have a strong IMAGINATION, don’t you? ♥

03/06/2008 · 0:22 h by Heather

Yum, yum yum! This is like paella with fideos instead of rice! Yummy. I think I would really like this. :)

03/06/2008 · 2:21 h by Ruth Daniels

Wonderful presentation, awesome dish and I’m so glad you shared with Presto Pasta Nights. Hope to see you back often.

03/06/2008 · 3:09 h by Ben

I so want to eat some fresh fish! But I am the only one who likes fish in this house so it will have to wait until I can get some contraband fish in my kitchen, hehehe

Abrazos muchos

03/06/2008 · 7:45 h by Núria

Hola Heather! You are right! It’s very similar to paella, this one, though didn’t have a sofrito… but they are both soooooooo tasty! :D

Hi Ruth! Thanks so much!!! Yes you will see me often! Hope to see you around my blog too! :D

Hey Ben, you can do the same recipe with meat or even with seafood and no fish… play with the ingredients so that it fits your family taste!!!
Un abrazo muy fuerte♥

03/06/2008 · 9:15 h by Pixie

Nuria I had the hugest smile on my face when I saw your photo of the fish ‘mermaid’…I would be in awe with a dish that was served that way to me! gorgeous!

03/06/2008 · 14:36 h by Núria

Thanks so much Pixie! I appreciate it ♥! It’s all in our head, isn’t it? :D

03/06/2008 · 14:51 h by bee

your fish seems to be doing a gymnastics routine. :D
your dishes are very innovative.

03/06/2008 · 19:32 h by Jeena

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I would love to see you on there to chat about food and cooking you can talk about anything you like and start your very own topics. :-)
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Hope to see you soon


Jeena x

03/07/2008 · 7:52 h by Núria

Hola Bee! Je, je, yes the poor thing is doing gimnastics with the head off!!! :D

Hi Jeena! Welcome to Spanish Recipes!!! I’ll be happy to participate, thanks for inviting :D

03/07/2008 · 13:18 h by Susan from Food Blogga

What a fantastically fanciful picture!

03/08/2008 · 7:11 h by Gay

I love the presentation, it must also taste good.

03/09/2008 · 16:40 h by Núria

Yes Gay, it’s a great dish… if you like seafood, they you should go for this one!!!!

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