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▷ Stuffed Squid: A Delicious Recipe from the Coast of Huelva

by Rocío Rodríguez Botello 28 Aug 2023 0 Comments
▷ Calamares Rellenos: Una Deliciosa Receta de la Costa de Huelva

Stuffed Calamares are an iconic dish of the gastronomy of the coast of Huelva, especially from the charming town of Isla Cristina. This recipe combines the freshness of squid with a tasty and aromatic filling, which creates an explosion of flavors in every bite. Discover how to prepare this traditional and delicious dish that captures the essence of the sea and land.

Ingredients for the Stuffed Squid

  • 500 g of clean and fresh calamari
  • 200 g of fresh prawns
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 grated ripe tomato
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • chopped fresh parsley
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation of Stuffed Squid

  1. In a large skillet, heat some olive oil and sauté the onion, garlic, and red pepper until tender.
  2. Add the chopped prawns and grated tomato. Cook for a few minutes until the prawns change color.
  3. Add the breadcrumbs and mix all the ingredients well. Add chopped fresh parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Fill the squid with the previous mixture and close the ends with toothpicks so that the filling does not come out.
  5. In a large frying pan, add a little more olive oil and brown the stuffed squid on all sides.
  6. Add water or fish broth to cover the squid. Cook over medium heat for approximately 30-40 minutes.
  7. Remove the chopsticks and serve the stuffed calamari piping hot, accompanied by a garnish of your choice.

Tips for Preparing Perfect Stuffed Calamari

  • Choose fresh, high-quality calamari for the best flavor and texture.
  • The filling can be customized according to your preferences. You can add other shellfish, such as octopus or mussels, to create different variations.
  • If you prefer a juicier filling, add a little white wine or fish broth when sealing the calamari.
  • Serve the stuffed calamari with a sauce of your choice, such as a marinara sauce or a garlic and parsley sauce.


Stuffed Squids are a culinary jewel from the Huelva coast that combines the freshness of the sea with creativity in the kitchen. This recipe embodies the essence of local gastronomy, highlighting the quality of the region's ingredients. Preparing and enjoying these stuffed calamari is a unique gastronomic experience that will transport you to the shores of Isla Cristina with each bite. In, you will find a variety of fresh and delicious products to create your own versions of this and other traditional Huelva recipes. Dare to explore the authentic flavor of the sea!

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