If you like paella, allow me to introduce you to her delectable brother, fideos. Haven’t heard of him? Well, he’s not quite as famous as his sister. He typically resides in Spain and only occasionally will you find him at a restaurant in the U.S. He’s a simple kind of fellow, but a rather elegant one, too.
Fideos is a pasta dish that resembles paella but, rather than rice, fideos consists of short vermicelli-type noodles that have been lightly browned in oil before cooking in a delicious sauce with seafood and meats like chorizo. There’s also a popular soup that uses fideo noodles, called sopa de fideo, which kind of reminds me of ramen.
This gluten free fideos recipe is my own take on this delicious dish. Instead of regular fideo noodles, I used Explore Cuisine’s Organic Chickpea Spaghetti for a naturally gluten free noodle with added protein. As always, make sure your broth is gluten free and double check that the chorizo is, too, as some sausages can contain fillers that are made with gluten ingredients.