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Paila MARINA – Homemade Chilean Recipe!

23 mayo, 2021

The paila marina It is a Chilean soup or stew that integrates a mixture of delicious local seafood, as well as fish such as conger eel, salmon or pippin. All these flavors of the sea are cooked submerged in a fish broth with white wine, to which vegetables and various spices are added. What does that sound delicious?

If you feel like it, don’t worry. In Free Recipes you will learn how to make paila marina step by step and from home. This dish is served hot and, traditionally, in clay dishes during winter or cold days. Don’t let the amount of ingredients scare you, as the preparation is faster than it seems. Let’s go there!

2 diners
Very low difficulty

Additional characteristics:
Expensive Cost, Popular in Fall-Winter, Boiled, Chilean Recipes

Ingredients to make Paila marina:

How to make Paila marina:


Wash the onion very well and cut it into small cubes, the garlic into small cubes, the carrot in slices and the paprika into strips. In a pot with a little oil, sauté over medium heat for 5 minutes.

Paila marina recipe - Step 1


Wash the clams, fish and shellfish under running water for about 3 minutes.

Trick: To facilitate consumption, you can shell the clams and cook them without the shell.

Paila marina recipe - Step 2


Add the shellfish and clams to the sauce and sauté for 3 minutes with a tablespoon of butter.

Paila marina recipe - Step 3


Add half a cup of white wine and let it reduce for 2 minutes.

Paila marina recipe - Step 4


Complete with 750 ml of water, salt and pepper. Stir well so that all the ingredients are mixed properly. Let cook for 15 more minutes and, meanwhile, wash the bunch of coriander and cut it finely.

Paila marina recipe - Step 5


Serve the paila marina with the chopped cilantro on top and lemon wedges to season.

Paila marina recipe - Step 6

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Paila marina – Suggestions and other recipes

As you may have seen, the marine paila is simple to make, so we can only give you some tips and information so that you can prepare a perfect marine paila for you and your loved ones:

  • This dish is perfect to accompany it with a very cold glass of white wine or merlot.
  • Have a low calorie content so you could use it as a starter.
  • You can add all the seafood you want, the more varied, the tastier. Take care that when distributing the dishes, each one has a little of everything.
  • You can use any type of firm fish such as snook.

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