Squid with peas is an easy recipe, whether you start with fresh products or use frozen ones. In the second case, avoiding to shell the peas and clean the squids, the process will be faster.
The squids usually are cooked in a thousand ways: baked, stewed, grilled, stuffed, with tomato or salad. In this recipe we prepared the squid with peas stew without using tomato. This is perhaps one of the easiest ways to cook them.
In this recipe, the squid are baby squid prepared in a normal pan, but you could shorten the cooking time by cooking them in a pressure cooker.
Among the ingredients of this tasty dish, you can also find potatoes or tomato passata. The combination of squid and peas is also an excellent dressing for pasta.
Squid with Peas Recipe
- 900g (2lb) of cleaned squid
- 450g (1lb) of shelled green peas
- 1 cup of dry white wine
- 1 clove of garlic, peeled
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper
Squid with peas is really an easy recipe to make, in special way if you buy some squid already cleaned and use frozen peas; in this way you will not have to spend time cleaning and shelling them but you’ll have only to cut the squid into strips and then start to cook. Now let see how to make squid with peas recipe.
First get ready with the ingredients: shell the peas (1), then clean, wash and eviscerate the squid (2). As you can see, we used baby squid, but of course, you can buy the squid you prefer; the recipe does not change. Cut the squid into strips and leave the tentacles intact. If the tentacles are very large, cut them too. (3)
In a pan, sauté the garlic in extra virgin olive oil until soft and translucent. (4). Then add the squid and cook for a few minutes, just long enough to make them flavor with garlic (5). Now remove the garlic and add the white wine. Let it evaporate on high heat (6). (Now, if you like, add a cup of tomato passata.)
Cover with a lid and simmer on low heat for 40 minutes, or until the squid is quite tender. Add water if the sauce becomes too dense (7). Then add the peas and continue cooking on low heat for about 20 minutes or until the peas are just cooked (8). Season with salt and pepper and serve the squid with peas with a side dish of mashed potatoes (9).