Mariscada - Portuguese Seafood With Rice
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Serves: 4
Mariscada is an Atlantic Seafood inspiration based on rice and very popular along coastal Portugal. The dish often has lobster, shrimp, clams, mussels, as well as cuttlefish and is seasoned with olive oil, sea salt, pepper and Portuguese paprika.
  • 3 ripe tomatoes
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 branch of Coriander leaves (finely chopped)
  • 2 sliced onions
  • 1/2 cup of oil
  • 1/2 cup of white wine
  • 1 chopped bell pepper
  • 8 clams – medium
  • 12 mussels
  • 4 squid (cut in pieces)
  • 2 lobster tails
  • 12 large shrimps with heads
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • salt, pepper, paprika
  1. Put the olive oil in a saucepan and arrange the tomatoes, onions and peppers in layers.
  2. Add 1/2 of the chopped coriander, 1/2 cup of white wine , a little of Portuguese paprika and salt to taste.
  3. Cover the pan over medium heat until it starts to boil. At that time, add the clams and allow to cook for five minutes.
  4. Then add the lobster tails, shrimp and mussels. Increase heat slowly so that it does not retain a lot of liquid.
  5. Let the clams and mussels open and uncover the pan. Keep checking the heat for another 10 minutes or until everything is cooked.
  6. Add the other half of chopped coriander on top and the juice of a lemon. Serve with white rice.
  7. Note: Recipe was one of the dishes that Chef Luisa prepared for her casting at Chopped.
Recipe by Tia Maria's Blog at