Monday, October 8, 2012

Stuffed squid/calamari with prawns

I first had this stuffed calamari at our friend's place in Goa for holiday at one of my friends place.My kids enjoyed this so much so that they were only 3-4 pieces left on the plate.It was really very tasty.So this time when i got this fresh calamaris only one dish came to my mind that is Stuffed calamari.This makes very good party appetizer .Make-ahead appetizers help you relax and enjoy your own party.
  • 10 Medium sized squid
  • 1 cup Chopped prawns
  • 1/2 cup Chopped onion
  • 1 tsp Ginger chopped
  • 1tsp Garlic chopped
  • 1/2tsp Green chillies chopped
  • 1/2tsp Pepper powder
  • 1/2tsp Red chilly powder (optional)
  • 1tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 1tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3tsp Soya sauce
  • 1tbsp Oil
Cooking Directions

  1. Wash and clean the squid.While cleaning do not discard tentacles,instead chop the head and chop the tentacles into tiny pieces and use it in stuffing along with prawns.
  2. Heat 2tsp of oil ,add chopped onions and saute for a minute.Then add chopped ginger,garlic and green chillies and saute again for 2 mins or till you get nice aroma of garlic and ginger.
  3. Add chilly powder and  chopped coriander leaves ,mix it well.
  4. Now its time to add our chopped prawns and tentacles and mix it well with the masala.
  5. Now add soy and Worcestershire sauce and mix it well and sprinkle some pepper powder and cook on high flame for 2 mins or till the stuffing is dry.
  6. Now check the seasoning and add salt if required( i have used only a pinch of salt as both the sauces contains salt) .
  7. Let it cool completely,then start stuffing each squid with this filling and then secure it with the stuffing stays inside when you stir fry them.
  8. Now heat remaining oil and slowly place the stuffed calamari in the frying pan Let them cook for about 5 Min on one side and then turn them over and cook again for a 10 mins with a lid.
Serve hot as an appetizer


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