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fideuā (Spanish)
fideuā de mariscos (Spanish)


Language: Spanish

Description: A noodle dish in which fine, vermicelli-like noodles replace the rice. Sitting in a good sofrito for a few hours before the final preparation means that this dish will take only minutes to cook, unlike the paella which it resembles. This means that fish and shellfish such as clams, mussels, prawns (US: shrimp) and and so on will be lightly and perfectly cooked, rather than slightly rubbery as they sometimes are in paella. At its best, fideuā is one of the great dishes of Spain. Various regions lay claim to the this dish, but Valencia probably wins.

Fideuā de mariscos being cooked by a visiting Valencian to the market of Villefranche de Rouergue in Aveyron

Pronounced: fee-deh-WAH
Ethnicity: Spanish
Most frequent country: Spain
Most frequent region: Valencia in Levant

See places: Spanish food and cuisine, Levante, Valencia

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