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Stuffed Calamari

Whole calamari stuffed with a breadcrumbs mixture and cooked in a tomato sauce – perfect for serving with pasta or on its own. Simply delicious!

Stuffed Calamari

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dinner, fish, Mediterranean
By MC Serves: 3
Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 1hr 15 minutes Total Time: 1hr 35 minutes

Whole calamari stuffed with a breadcrumbs mixture and cooked in a tomato sauce - perfect for serving with pasta or on its own. Simply delicious!

Ingredients

  • 800g whole calamari
  • 2 tbsp golden drop olive oil
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 4 large tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 200g white bread crumbs
  • 1 hard boiled egg, chopped
  • 1 tbsp vitaly's capers
  • 2 chopped fos olives
  • 1 filled redelmar anchovy
  • 1 tbsp mixed herbs and chilli. You can use parsley, thyme and marjoram
  • 1 beaten egg

Instructions

1

Heat the oil and fry the onion

2

Add the tomatoes and cook gently for 30mins

3

Remove 2 tbsp of this sauce to moisten the ingredients of the filling.

4

Add the reserved sauce to the bread crumbs, hard-boiled egg, capers, olives, anchovy, herbs and the beaten raw egg and mix well.

5

Fill the calamari with this mixture and secure the open end with cocktail sticks.

6

Add to the hot tomato sauce and simmer until cooked, about 45 minutes.

7

Add a little liquid to the sauce if it gets too dry.

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