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Squid stuffed in its ink

23 mayo, 2021

Squid and squid have many followers, since they help us to prepare exquisite and varied dishes. The most consumed are usually the squid in batter or tempura, there is no doubt why: they are delicious, crunchy and perfect to share with friends.

However, this time we bring you an equally very special option: it is a recipe for squid stuffed in its ink from the Basque Country that will be super appetizing and original. Squid filling is simple, so by following the steps that we bring you in Free Recipes, you will know how to make squid stuffed in its ink in a very short time. Let’s cook!

3 diners
1h 30m
Main dish
Medium difficulty

Ingredients to make Stuffed Squid in its ink:

How to make Stuffed Squid in its ink:


First chop the vegetables, onion, garlic and part of the chunk of the pepper; reserve some of the remaining pepper for later. Pour in a splash of olive oil and sauté. Stir over a very low heat so it doesn’t burn. Meanwhile, clean the interior of the squid very thoroughly and discard the feathers that are inside.

On the other hand, chop its tentacles and add them to the pan with the sauce, mix and sauté 3 minutes, then reserve.

Squid stuffed in ink recipe - Step 1


Sauté the grated natural tomato in a pan with olive oil and, when it has been sautéing for 5 minutes, add the remaining pepper, add a point of salt and add the dill and pepper. Let it sauté for 5 more minutes over low heat.

Squid stuffed in its ink recipe - Step 2


Now is the time to stuff the squidWe advise you to use a small fork to make it easier for you to insert small amounts inside each piece. Once you have filled in half, you can close it by crossing it with a toothpick to prevent the filling from coming out.

Trick: Do not overfill the squid pieces or when frying they will burst and spoil.

Squid stuffed in ink recipe - Step 3


Prepare a pan with plenty of olive oil for later fry the squid. Fry each piece four by four so that they do not lose their shape and stick together, leave each batch for 3 minutes.

Trick: make sure each squid is well sealed with the toothpick.

Squid stuffed in ink recipe - Step 4


Prepare the sauce for the stuffed squid in a pot. Pour in the white wine and let the alcohol evaporate, the wine will be reduced and a minimum amount will remain, add the fried tomato at this time and stir.

Squid stuffed in ink recipe - Step 5


Then, pour in the fish broth and let it boil for 5 minutes over high heat, without covering the pot. If you don’t have fish stock or stock, you can use a stock cube, it will also be effective.

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Now, add the ink and stir so that it dissolves well and dyes the broth its characteristic black color. You must let it reduce the sauce by half so that it thickens and you do not have to add thickeners, it is also important that the ink has at least a 15 minute cooking time so that it can be digested properly.

Squid stuffed in its ink recipe - Step 7


It’s time to add the squid, once the sauce is in perfect harmony, its texture slightly thick and tinged. Add them, cover the pot and simmer for 12 minutes.

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They will be ready to taste immediately after this time has passed. Serve the squid stuffed in their ink with some slices of bread and you can enjoy a wonderful gourmet sauce. This same sauce can be used to prepare multiple dishes, such as the well-known black rice.

Squid stuffed in its ink recipe - Step 9

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