Baked Stuffed Squid

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Title: Baked Stuffed Squid
Yield: 5 Servings
Categories: Greek, Seafood

Ingredients:

1 lb Squid
Salt
6 tb Olive oil
1 Onion; chopped
1/3 c Raw long-grain white rice
1/2 c Chopped fresh parsley
1/4 c Chopped fresh mint leaves
2 tb White wine
1/4 c Pine nuts
1/4 c Black raisins
Freshly ground pepper
4 Peeled tomatoes; drained
1/3 c White wine


Wash and clean the squid, separating the outer sacs from the heads and
tentacles, removing and discarding the translucent cartilage, and small
sand bag and ink. Rub salt on the outer sacs and rinse them inside and out
with cold water. Heads and tentacles should be rinsed thoroughly and cooked
along with the sacs after you stuff the latter. Drain and set aside.

Heat 1/4 cup of the oil in a heavy frying pan, then add the onion and cook,
without browning, until transparent. Stir in the rice and saute a few
minutes, until golden. Blend in the parsley, mint, 2 tablespoons wine, pine
nuts, and raisins, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add enough
water to half cover and cook for a few minutes, then stuff the squid sacs
with the mixture using a very small spoon and allowing enough liquid in
each for the rice to cook. Seal opening with skewers or toothpicks. Place
the stuffed sacs with the heads and tentacles in a baking-serving dish.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper and set aside.

Meanwhile, combine the tomatoes, 1/3 cup wine, and a little salt and pepper
in a small saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes. Pour the sauce over the squid
and dribble the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil over the top. Bake in a
medium-slow oven (300 F) for 1 1/2 hours or until the squid and rice are
tender and the sauce has thickened. Serve warm or cold.

From: "The Food of Greece" by Vilma Liacouras Chantiles. Avenel Books, New
York.

Typed for you by Karen Mintzias
Posted to EAT-L Digest 19 Sep 96

Date: Fri, 20 Sep 1996 08:52:19 -0500

From: LD Goss