Fideuá (pronounced: ‘feed-e-wah’) is a dish typical from Valencia (the home of paella), a region of Spain that borders the Mediterranean coastline for over 500km. These short thin strands of artisan pasta noodles (fideos) originated in the coastal town of Gandia where they were used instead of rice for this paella-like dish. There are many variations of it – meat, seafood, even vegetarian, but the most popular is with white-fleshed fish and shellfish. Quicker and easier than making paella, the dish is equally full of flavour but lighter without the rice. We’ve made ours with fideos flavoured with squid ink, to pack even more of a punch! A perfect dish for hot summer days.