Make mouth-watering calamari

By Drum Digital
18 August 2014

Do you feel like having a delicious seafood treat, but you don’t want to break the bank or have your family something oily and unhealthy? Try this DRUM recipe for calamari tubes at home and impress them with a fantastic feast.

Do you feel like having a delicious seafood treat, but you don’t want to break the bank or have your family something oily and unhealthy? Try this DRUM  recipe for calamari tubes at home and impress them with a fantastic feast.

  • Preparation time: 20-30 min
  • Cooking time: 7-10 min
  • Serves 4

You’ll need:

  • 500 g calamari tubes, defrosted in cold water if frozen
  • 45 ml (3 tbsp) butter
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • lemons, roasted peppers rocket leaves and dipping sauce to serve

For the stuffing:

  • 6 slices brown bread, crumbed
  • 125 ml (½ cup) Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 rashes of chopped and fried bacon (optional)
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) chopped sundried tomatoes in oil
  • 1 red pepper or 6 red piquante peppers, diced
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) chopped fresh parsley
  • 45 ml (3 tbsp) olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • lemon juice

Do this:

  1. Clean the calamari tubes and dry them with paper towels. Mix all the stuffing ingredients together. Season with salt and pepper. Stuff the cubes and secure with a toothpick. Drizzle with lemon juice.
  2. Heat the butter and oil and sauté the garlic for 1 minute. Fry the stuffed calamari tubes for about 2 minutes until cooked (they will turn white and no longer glassy). Remove one batch and continue until all the tubes are done.
  3. Serve with extra lemon wedges, roasted peppers on a bed of rocket with a dip, sauce or creamy dressing of your choice.

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