how to stuff calamari

How to Stuff Calamari Tubes

Learning how to stuff squid is very easy, and although calamari is also nice cut into rings, breaded and deep fried, it is especially good stuffed. You can choose from a wide range of stuffed squid recipes and use whichever ingredients you happen to like. Knowing how to stuff calamari tubes is useful to know, just because there are so many great recipes for stuffed calamari out there.

You can buy the bodies (tubes) already cleaned or you can clean them out yourself. I usually buy the frozen tubes because they are very cheap where we live, but if you have a whole squid you also get the lovely tentacles which are nice to use in your stuffed squid recipe, both in the stuffing and also in the sauce.

How to Stuff Calamari Tubes: Do You Need the Tentacles Too?

The tentacles are optional, so just get the ready-cleaned tubes if you prefer. If you are using tentacles, they are nice mixed with breadcrumbs, cheese, eggs and seasonings to make a flavorful stuffing, but if you don’t have any tentacles then don’t worry about it. Continue reading

Easy Cheese Stuffed Squid in Tomato Sauce

This squid is stuffed with an aromatic garlic, ricotta and Parmesan mixture, and then slowly braised in a delicious tomato sauce. Choose cheese stuffed squid in tomato sauce if you want to impress. This is a classic stuffed calamari recipe and the flavor is so good. Squid has to be cooked very fast or very slow, and in this recipe it is slowly cooked for about half an hour and then you should be able to slide a sharp knife through the squid easily. When you can do this, it is ready to serve.

The nicest way to stuff squid is to slice it into equal sized pieces and arrange them on a plate, so you can see the filling. You could just serve the squid whole but that might be a bit ungainly looking especially if you are using big squid tubes.

Cheese Stuffed Squid in Tomato Sauce Pairings: Satisfying Side Dish Ideas

Toss your favorite salad greens together to make the perfect side dish. Another idea is to serve avocado or other tasty vegetables. Some people like to serve a warm side dish, not a cold one, so consider corn on the cob or broccoli if you like. Continue reading

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