Thursday, 16 March 2017

Stuffed Squid

This is a rare delicacy for us.  We used to have them often in Gambo, and this past 
fall, our good friends, Dave & Sharon got some, and got a bucket full for us!!  
Yes.......a bucket full.

You may know it as calamari, but here in Newfoundland and Labrador, most of us call it squid.

There are many recipes online for stuffed squid.  
We use simple bread dressing to stuff the cooked squid, then bake for about three 
minutes on each side at 350 degrees F.

We normally cook the squid, under pressure, for between five and seven minutes.  
These squid were extremely small, so hubby cooked them for only three minutes......

While the squid were cooking, I sauteed onion and tiny pieces of squid in butter, 
for the bread stuffing......

A simple bread crumb stuffing.  
We go very light on the savory so as not to overpower the taste of the squid.  
The addition of the tiny pieces of squid was brilliant.

Yum!  I wish you could smell through my blog.....

As quickly as you can handle the hot squid, they need to be stuffed......

and placed on a cookie sheet, then into the oven for about three minutes on each side....

just long enough to give a light golden color... 

We make these to serve as appetizers often.  
They are always a huge hit.
These were so tender....such a treat to have some, after such a long time.