Delicious, healthy and great value
This tasty paella features one of Scotland's finest shellfish, rope grown MSC certified mussels from Shetland. These bivalve molluscs were a steal at £3.50/kg from Edinburgh Farmers' Market and are packed full of protein and nutrients like vitamin B12 and iron.
Fresh, plump and easily available, Mussels are just one of the seafood species featured in this year's Seafood Week, the national campaign to get more people eating fish and shellfish this October.
Once you've purchased your live mussels, get them home and keep them in the net or bag in a drawer at the bottom on the fridge. I clean them by running under cold running water, while pulling off any 'beards' (the feathery bits) and scraping any barnacles off with a small blunt knife. Then I put them in a bowl or colander back in the fridge covered with a clean tea towel while getting on with the rest of the paella using the following recipe:
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