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▷ Grilled Fresh Choco from Isla Cristina in Green Sauce

by Rocío Rodríguez Botello 30 Aug 2023 0 Comments
▷ Receta: Choco de Isla Cristina a la Plancha en Salsa Verde

Grilled Choco de Isla Cristina in Salsa Verde is one of those traditional recipes that always leaves lovers of marine gastronomy satisfied. This preparation highlights the freshness and unique texture of the cuttlefish, a cephalopod that abounds in the waters of Isla Cristina and that becomes the undisputed protagonist of this dish. The combination of grilled cooking with the rich green sauce is a guarantee of success at any table.

Ingredients for Grilled Isla Cristina Choco in Green Sauce

  • 1 large cuttlefish, cleaned and cut into pieces
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients for the Green Sauce

  • 1 bunch of fresh parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon of wheat flour
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Elaboration of Choco de Isla Cristina on the Grill in Green Sauce

  1. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the choco chunks.
  2. Heat a large griddle or skillet over medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil.
  3. When the griddle is very hot, place the choco chunks and cook for a few minutes on each side, until they are golden brown and fully cooked.
  4. Remove the chocos to a plate and reserve.

Preparation of the Green Sauce

  1. In a small skillet, heat a little olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the minced garlic cloves and fry until golden.
  3. Add the wheat flour and mix well to form a roux.
  4. Add the chopped fresh parsley and stir for a few minutes.
  5. Add the lemon juice and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.

Dish Assembly

Arrange the grilled choco chunks on a plate and pour the delicious green sauce over them. Accompany with some roast potatoes or a fresh salad to balance the flavors. Ready to enjoy!

Tips to Enjoy Grilled Choco from Isla Cristina to the Fullest in Salsa Verde

Preparation Tips

  • If the choco is very large, you can cut it into smaller pieces so that it cooks evenly.
  • Do not overcook the choco chunks on the griddle to maintain their tender and juicy texture.

Tasting Tips

  • Serve the grilled choco in green sauce with good bread to enjoy the delicious sauce.
  • A fresh and dry white wine is an excellent option to accompany this dish.

Conclusion of Choco de Isla Cristina Grilled in Salsa Verde

Grilled Choco from Isla Cristina in Green Sauce is a recipe that brings the authentic flavors of the Andalusian coast to the table. The freshness of the choco combined with the intensity of the green sauce creates a perfect balance of flavors and textures. This traditional recipe, which never fails, is yet another example of how local cuisine can highlight the region's marine ingredients and delight those who are lucky enough to try it.

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