5 May 2013

Stuffed Calamari Tubes


Ingredients for the stuffing
2 Tbls (15ml) oil
1 Onion
1 tsp (5ml) crushed garlic
1 small red chilli pepper, chopped finely
1 cup rice
1 cup white wine
1 cup vegetable stock
1 Tbls (15ml) tomato paste
1 tin (400g) diced tomato
1 tsp (5ml) mixed dried herbs
Pinch cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) Turmeric
salt and pepper to taste
Ingredients for the tubes
1kg small calamari tubes
Olive oil
60ml sweet chilli sauce

Method for stuffing
- Fry onions in oil until translucent,
- add garlic and chilli
- Stir in rice
- slowly add the white wine, and vegetable stock, stirring gradually from time to time for about 10 minutes.
- add in the rest of the ingredients.
- cook over low heat until the moisture has been absorbed by the rice. (about another 10 minutes)
- allow to cool
Putting it all together
- Carefully spoon the rice mixture into the calamari tubes (I find a knife works well for this)
- Close the top of the calamari tube by 'threading'a toothpick through the tube.
- pour over a healthy amount of sweet chilli sauce
- heat some olive in a frying pan
- fry in small batches over a hot pan for a few minutes at a time (about 5 minutes), until the calamari is cooked (no longer translucent)

- Just add the broken tubes and tentacles to the mix, they can get fried up with the rest of the "perfect'tubes.
- Wonderful as a classy finger snack at a braai - done on a flat plate over the coals.

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  1. ooo I love calaomari...will try your recipe!thanks

  2. I read your post just in time as I have some calamari and I was wondering what to do with them, this recipe seems appetising. Thank you!

  3. I have never had stuffed calamari tubes before!! These look really good and your description of how to make them sounds pretty easy. I look forward to giving them a try. Thank you for linking up with Tasty Tuesdays yesterday. I'm one of Anyonita's co-hosts for the month and was just checking out your blog. I'm your newest bloglovin & google plus follower. I'd love some follow backs if you are interested at gloriouslymade.blogspot.com.
    Hope you have had a great day!

  4. Stuffed calamari is one of my favorite restaurant dishes to order! :) Yours look absolutely delicious & restaurant quality! I haven't tried making them at home, because I'm afraid they won't turn out as tasty! Lol :) Thank you so much for sharing with us at Tasty Tuesdays! I just wanted to let you know that this recipe has been featured and I am following you on Twitter, Bloglovin, GFC, Facebook, G+ and Pinterest!


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