Moroccan Style Stuffed Squids

Moroccan Style Stuffed Squids

500 g squids, cleaned, heads removed, save tentacles
50 g rice
500 g potatoes
1 head + 1 clove garlic
1 small red onion (about 50 g), chopped
1/2 bundle of parsley, chopped
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 lemon
50 g salted cashews, chopped
50 g pitted green olives, chopped
olive oil
ground black pepper

Cook rice with 150 ml water until it boils, reduce the heat and continue to cook until al dente. Transfer into a frying pan (if there is some water left add it too). Add chopped tentacles, 1 clove garlic, spices, onion, parsley, olives and some olive oil. Fry a few minutes, then add lemon juice and zest. Cook until nice and creamy.

Cut potatoes into thin slices. Spread them evenly over a baking pan. Season with salt and pepper. Wipe the squids with a paper towel. Stuff them with rice filling and close with toothpicks. Place over the potatoes and, again, season with salt and pepper, and then generously sprinkle everything with olive oil. Separate cloves from the head of garlic, but leave the skin on. Was them thoroughly and then toss all over the potatoes. Bake in a preheated oven on 180°C for about 30 minutes.

Moroccan Style Stuffed Squids - Stuffing

This recipe is slightly adapted from Sale & Pepe Serbia magazine, December 2008 issue. I omitted saffron that I couldn’t find at the moment, and I’m sure it would be even better with it! I used to skip recipes that use unusual spice blends before. Ignorant, I was missing so much. After making Meeta’s Chicken Tikka Masala I realized I should experiment more often. The filling itself is gorgeous and I believe if the whole squids were chopped and added to it and everything baked in a casserole dish topped with some fish it would be great also.


Recept na srpskom.

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  • Andrea March 25, 2009 3:38 am

    Joj koje dobro punjenje, obožavam i marokansku kuhinju, u stvari ja volim sve s malo egzotičnim štihom, posebno mi se dopada dodatak cimeta i indijskih oraščića u fil. Ovo ću isprobati jako, jako brzo! :) Inače sam i ja radila neki dan punjene lignje na običan način samo nikako da objavim post.

  • yetur(yeşim) March 25, 2009 4:53 am

    stuffed calamari looks very good to great.Greetings from Turkey lapful….yeşim….(jade)

  • Fearless Kitchen March 25, 2009 7:57 am

    This looks great! I love the combination of flavors that went into that squid. I just did a stuffed squid a couple of weeks ago, but the stuffing was completely different. I think it’s the olives that appeal most to me…

  • zurin March 25, 2009 9:25 am

    Hi Marija, OMG the photograph is beautiful! and the squid looks incredibly delicious. Wl hv to try this .BTW i’d like to tell u that I have managed to watermark a couple of fotos!! :) the apple muffin and a new post ..Thank you soo much for ur help. u r so kind.

  • SweetSensation March 25, 2009 10:04 pm

    divne fotke! :)

  • Y March 26, 2009 3:47 am

    Tasty! I’ve always wanted to stuff squid, but sometimes wonder if life is too short to bother with stuff like that. hehe.

  • sunita March 26, 2009 1:11 pm

    I’ve never tried squids, but yours look so tempting.

  • Rosa’s Yummy Yums March 27, 2009 3:07 am

    Interesting… These stuffed skids look really delicious and tasty!Cheers,Rosa

  • Mark March 30, 2009 3:42 am

    nice bloghi from uk

  • foodhoe April 1, 2009 3:26 pm

    mmm that sounds delicious, your pictures are very nice.

  • anirac March 30, 2010 11:49 pm

    this is an amazing recipe….i must to cook it!! :-)

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