stuffed calamari

STUFFED CALAMARI with TUNA and OLIVES

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STUFFED CALAMARI with Tuna and Olives

Stuffed Calamari (known in Italy as Calamari Ripieni) is one of those classic Italian dishes that every region seems to claim as its own. It would make sense that it would originate in a seaside town, but the first known recipe was actually found in a collection of Roman recipes dating back to the 5th century. Unlike carbonara, for example, calamari ripieni is extremely versatile, drawing from the fact that each region uses its own local flavors for the stuffing. Although mediterranean flavors are generally used, in Liguria you may find a spinach stuffing, whereas in Sicily you’re more likely to find anchovies and cheese. No matter how you make it, the end result is always a plate wiped clean!

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For 3 Portions:

5 calamari
120g – 4.2oz of tuna in oil
1 tablespoon of capers
100g – 3.53oz of bread cut into small cubes (only interior, no crust)
40ml – 1.3oz of white wine
50ml – 1.7oz of vegetable broth
250g – 8oz of date tomatoes
2 garlic cloves
1 egg
80g – 1/2 cup of Kalamata olives
15g – 1/2 oz of tomato concentrate
Olive oil to taste
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Parsley to taste

METHOD:

  • Brown one garlic clove in a bit of olive oil.  Add in the calamari tentacles and brown for 2 minutes.  Remove the garlic and add in the bread cubes. Let the flavor blend over high heat for a minute and then add in the broth.  Cook for 2 minutes and then let cool.
  • Combine the tuna, capers, parsley, whisked egg, salt, pepper, and mix.  Use the mix to stuff the calamari and close them with the help of a toothpick.
  • Brown the other garlic clove in a little olive oil, adding in the calamari.  Brown over a high flame for 2 minutes to seal them. Add in the white wine and let it evaporate.
  • Add in the tomatoes, the tomato puree, olives, tomato concentrate, a pinch of salt, and cook covered for 5 minutes.
  • Serve!

TIPS: As an alternative to bread, the stuffing can be made from boiled, mashed potatoes or cooked rice. Instead of tuna, you can opt to use a leafy green such as spinach or radicchio (endive). Cheese like pecorino or parmigiano can be added to the mix as well.

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