Steamed squid stuffed with mashed potatoes

I'm a sucker for calamari: rosei, soft, Delicately scented. And without thorns. I really like stuffed, I don't know if you've already given a look at the calamari with tomato stuffed with their tails, but this time I wanted to make a less classic dish, apparently at least. So instead of filling the whole squid, I made them into rings (as the pasta called calamarata), I steamed in a flavored water with bay leaves, lime peel and then filled with a mashed potatoes with parsley and accompanied with a Green Sauce. A dish very, very delicate and light, that I have served as a main dish but that might also be, single-serving, a fine appetizer for a summer dinner based on fish. If you like calamari, take a look also at calamari stew with potatoes or the risotto with calamari and lemon.

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 4 squid for about one pound of weight
  • 800 grams of potatoes
  • a bunch of parsley
  • a bay leaf
  • due lime
  • salt and pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil as required
  • 150 ml fresh whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • a slice of white bread (white part only, without borders)

Clean the squid, remove the tails and wings’ and set aside (I would recommend that you make a risotto, try our with calamari and lemon, or a dough like that with the calamari sauce) . Cut them into rings rather thick, about 3 cm and cook them to steam in a steamer, spicing the water with the bay leaf and zest of one lime: 20 minutes are sufficient.

Wash and peel the potatoes, make them into small pieces and put them in a pan with 4 tablespoons oil: Brown them lightly and add the milk. Add salt and cook covered for 15 minutes, until they become soft. Once cooked, drain keeping aside a little’ the cooking sauce, mash well with a fork, with a potato masher or put them through a vegetable mill. I suggest you do not use the mixer, because it makes the mashed sticky. Finally, Add a little finely chopped parsley and season with salt and pepper.

For the sauce, put the parsley in a blender, the lime juice, Salt, vinegar and sliced bread and blend by adding as much oil as needed to get a glossy and thick sauce. I like a little’ coarse and not sifted, but blend them according to your taste.

To serve, put on the plate a little’ of parsley sauce, lay the squid rings and fill them with mashed potatoes using a piping bag (I use disposable ones). Use the puree for garnish, along with some lime and a little’ parsley.

THE PAIRING: A Franciacorta Docg is our recommendation for this dish from soft and creamy textures and trends acidule. We chose La Fiorita extra brut vintage 2006, with hints of Apple and tropical fruit Compote, Soft taste, full-bodied and persistent.

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10 comments

Ilaria 23 February 2015 at 12:59

Hello,
tonight I try… Thanks in advance!
Just a doubt (Maybe silly, Sorry): everything must be served room temperature or hot? I.e., I guess the timing so that just the squid son cooked must be ready on mashed potatoes and arrange to fill immediately so that nothing gets cold… help!! 🙂 thank you thank you

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Sicilians creative in the kitchen 23 February 2015 at 13:05

Hi Alex! Then look I have done so: I did before the puree, dressed and ready, and I dropped into the Pan. I cooked steamed squid and, When they were almost ready, I warmed up the puree. I placed the squid in the pot and filled directly into the pot of Diners. If you put the puree in the bag from pastry are neater, But if you don't have guests for dinner and prepare the dish for you and your family you can also use a spoon. You choose the consistency of mashed, I like not too soft (You may, If you like, also add some’ grated pecorino that from’ a stronger flavour). I'm used’ a light and a little’ other than to make the squid… Let me know! ADA

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Ilaria 23 February 2015 at 14:53

Perfect! Tomorrow I'll tell you!
For cake, Instead, I try your chocolate cupcakes with orange and red currant. Then tomorrow I say 🙂
Thank you very much!!

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Sicilians creative in the kitchen 23 February 2015 at 15:23

Ilaria thanks! The dark chocolate cupcakes are my favorite! And you'll see that the butter cream is not at all greasy mouthfeel, was my doubt but worked out well! Let me know!
ADA

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Ilaria February 24, 2015 at 12:43

Hello! Excellent calamari and excellent cupcakes 🙂 the end I added the cheese for squid, I preferred to stay true to the original recipe… a big hit. For the cupcakes, buoniiiiiiii :), This morning we ate breakfast veterans (put in the fridge last night) and I must say that out of the fridge are even more good, they look like a semi freddo… Thanks for everything! See you soon 😉

Sicilians creative in the kitchen February 24, 2015 at 12:50

Ilaria thanks a lot! And even today I did start the day right! I am really happy! Until next time then (today out of the mini cupcakes that look like chocolates, I will be your gender…) ADA

Adele July 8, 2013 at 09:57

Fantastic dish…great Tuuuuuu !!!

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Erica Of Paul July 6, 2013 at 07:29

Not bad…. definitely not bad!! Indeed, I would say… fantastic! Delicate and enveloping flavors… Always at the top, ADA!!

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Mgiò July 6, 2013 at 00:40

That goduriaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! You guys are great!! 🙂

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Sicilians creative in the kitchen July 6, 2013 at 01:10

🙂 !!!!

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