Calamari RipieniPosted By | Posted On Mar 02, 2011
This Southern Italian recipe can be made with squid or small cuttlefish.
- squid, medium/small or very small cuttlefish
- parsley, chopped
- spinach, blanched, squeezed dry, chopped
- garlic, finely chopped
- bread crumbs
- egg yolks
- raisins, plumped in water
- pinoli, toasted
- olive oil
- salt & pepper
- large wooden toothpicks or skewers soaked in water for 30 min.
Clean the squid: cut off the tentacles and reserve; cut out the eyes & mouth, remove the ink sac and the internal bone, discard; rub off the skin and wash under running water until white.
Chop the reserved tentacles and add them to a bowl with parsley, spinach, garlic and bread crumbs. Add OO and egg yolks to bind. Season with S & P; add raisins and pinoli. A small amount of the stuffing can be cooked in a sauté pan over mod heat to check for seasoning.
Loosely fill the bodies with the stuffing and close the opening with a toothpick. Do not pack too full or too firm or they will burst during cooking. Paint with OO.
Grill for about 10 min. each side, occasionally basting with OO. Serve hot.