Italian stuffed Calamari recipe is a classic Italian dish, known as stuffed squid Italian-style all over the world. They are a very tasty fish recipe, perfect for any occasion and any season.
A Classic Italian Recipe
There are many versions in Italy, with different ingredients, depending on the region and local traditions. We are going to show you the Italian classic stuffed calamari recipe made with tomato sauce
– Calamari – dry white wine – garlic – chopped parsley – bread – egg – grated Parmigiano – tomatoes – Extra virgin olive oil. – salt
How to Make It
You need to clean the calamari before you start cooking them. You can buy them already clean, ask the fishmonger to clean them for you or clean them yourself.
Separate the tentacles from the body. Chop the tentacles and cook them over medium heat with extra virgin olive oil, the garlic and a pinch of salt for 3 minutes. Add the white wine and let it evaporate. Set aside.
Make the Filling
Remove the garlic and chop it. Mix it with 1 tablespoon of parsley and the bread softened in some water. Add these ingredients to the calamari in the frying pan.
Cook for about 5 minutes on medium heat, stirring well. Let it cool down a bit then transfer to a bowl. Add the egg and Parmigiano cheese. Stir to mix the ingredients. The filling is ready. Now we have to stuff the Calamari tubes.
Fill the calamari tubes 3/4 of the way with a teaspoon. Close the stuffed squid tubes with some toothpicks and set them aside.
Fill the Calamari Tubes
Cook stuffed calamari for about 5 minutes on medium heat. Then add the white wine and let evaporate. Wash the tomatoes and cut them.
Now add chopped tomatoes, chopped parsley and a pinch of fine salt. Cook covered with a lid over low heat for about 30 minutes. Gently flip them two or three times during cooking. When calamari are cooked, remove the toothpicks and serve!
Cook and Serve