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▷ How to Prepare Raya in Paprika Huelva Style

by Pedro Manzanares Cardoso 29 Aug 2023 0 Comments
▷ Como Preparar Raya en Pimentón al Estilo de Huelva

Discover an authentic culinary jewel of Isla Cristina: the recipe for Raya in Paprika. This delicious preparation combines the delicacy of the fresh stingray with the smoky and slightly spicy flavor of paprika, creating a dish that will delight your senses.

Ingredients for the Stripe in Paprika

  • 1 fresh skate, about 1 kg
  • 2 tablespoons sweet paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • chopped fresh parsley
  • Lemon juice

Elaboration of the Stripe in Paprika

  1. Wash and dry the stripe well, making sure it is completely clean.
  2. In a bowl, mix the sweet paprika, salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Sprinkle the paprika mixture over both sides of the stripe, making sure it is well coated.
  4. In a large skillet, heat some extra virgin olive oil over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the minced garlic cloves and let them lightly brown.
  6. Place the skate in the skillet and cook for about 5-6 minutes on each side, or until cooked through and lightly browned.
  7. Before removing the ray from the pan, squeeze a little lemon juice over it to enhance the flavors.
  8. Serve the stingray on a plate, sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley and add an additional drizzle of extra virgin olive oil if desired.

Tips to Enjoy the Raya in Paprika to the Fullest

To further enhance the flavors, you can marinate the skate in the paprika mixture for about 30 minutes before cooking. This will allow the flavors to permeate the fish more intensely.


La Raya en Pimentón is a sample of the rich culinary tradition of Isla Cristina, where seafood is combined with local ingredients to create dishes full of flavor and authenticity. Preparing this recipe is a way to pay homage to the region's rich gastronomic history and delight in a unique culinary experience.

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