Wednesday, November 6, 2013

CALAMARI RIPIENI AL FORNO




Al forno is a food that has been baked in an oven. Italian dishes are commonly prepared in this way. This recipe is also an elegant because of its look and its texture. A healthy and delicious dish for your family.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes

INGREDIENTS:
12 medium size squid (separate hood from tentacles)
4 tbsp. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, sliced
1 can crushed tomatoes (28oz)
4 tbsp. red wine
Salt and pepper to taste
Handful chopped fresh basil and parsley
Lemon wedges

STUFFING:
1 cup coarse bread crumbs
½ small onions, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 hard boiled egg
2 tbsp. capers
10 black olives pitted and chopped

PROCEDURE:
1. Preheat oven 375 degrees
2. Heat oil in pan and sauté the garlic until golden.
3. Mix tomatoes and add basil, raise heat and add the wine, bring to heat and stir.
4. Cover the pan.
5. Reduce the heat to simmer for 15 minutes.
6. Stuff each squid hood with the prepared stuffing mix up ½ or ¾ full and pin the opening with a toothpick.
7. Pour the sauce into a baking pan then arrange the squid hoods on top.
8. Cover the pan tightly with foil and bake for 10 minutes.
9. Remove the foil gently, baste and bake for further 5 minutes without the cover.
10. Sprinkle basil and parsley and serve with lemon wedges.

*Please remember not to overcook the squid as it will get tough.










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