Collette’s Stuffed Squid recipe is light and fresh – perfect for summer, and Valentine’s Day.
- 2 squid tubes (cleaned) – approx 300g each
- 6 toothpicks
- ¾ cup brown rice
- ½ a lemon
- 80g pistachios – toasted
- ½ teaspoon herbamare (or salt & pepper)
- ½ a bunch of flat leaf parsley – finely shredded
- ½ a bunch of coriander – finely shredded
- ½ a bunch of dill – finely shredded
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Zest of ½ a lemon
- 2 red capsicums – approx 700g roughly chopped
- 2 brown onions – approx 250g roughly chopped
- 1-2 small red hot chilli sliced – (depending on how hot you like food)
- Pinch herbamare
- 2 tablespoons water
- ¾ cup water
- Add the ½ lemon to the brown rice and cook as per normal.
- Drain rice and set aside, allow to cool as long as you can (at least half an hour).
- Once cooled, place the rice, pistachios, herbamare, parsley, coriander, dill, lemon juice and lemon zest into a bowl and mix well. Set aside.
- Place all the ingredients for the sauce (EXCEPT FOR THE ¾ cup water) into a large frying pan. Cook over a high heat for 5 minutes (don’t let it burn) then add the ¾ cup water, reduce heat to medium and simmer for a further 5 minutes. Pour into a bowl and puree with hand whisk. Set aside. DON’T clean out the pan.
- Stuff squid tubes 2/3 full with rice stuffing and close ends by threading with toothpicks.
- Place 2 tablespoons oil into the frying pan you just made the sauce in and heat on medium -high.
- Cook squid tubes for approx 5 minutes either side – until thoroughly cooked – but be careful not to overcook!
Place the sauce at the bottom of the serving plate. Slice stuffed squid into approx 2cm pieces and place on top of sauce.
Serves 2 (large portions) or 3 with salad.
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