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▷ How to Prepare Mellow Squid Croquettes in its Ink

by Rocío Rodríguez Botello 30 Aug 2023 0 Comments
▷ Cómo Preparar Croquetas Melosas de Calamares en su Tinta

The Mellow Squid Croquettes in their Ink are an irresistible delight that combines the softness and creaminess of the croquettes with the intensity of marine flavors. This recipe is a true tribute to the culinary tradition of Huelva, where squid in its ink is an emblematic ingredient that becomes the protagonist of these croquettes with a unique flavor.

Ingredients for the Honeyed Squid Croquettes in its Ink

  • 200 g of squid in its ink
  • 200 g of wheat flour
  • 1 liter of milk
  • 100g butter
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Nutmeg to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Bread crumbs
  • I beaten egg

Elaboration of the Honeyed Squid Croquettes in its Ink

  1. In a skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the wheat flour and mix to form a homogeneous dough (roux).
  3. Pour in the milk gradually while stirring constantly to avoid lumps.
  4. Add the calamari in their ink and mix until you get a thick and uniform mixture.
  5. Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Cook over low heat for a few minutes until the mixture comes off the edges of the pan.
  7. Pour the mixture into a container and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, until firm.
  8. Shape the croquettes with the cooled mixture, passing them first through breadcrumbs, then through beaten egg and again through breadcrumbs.
  9. In a deep skillet, heat plenty of extra virgin olive oil over medium-high heat.
  10. Fry the croquettes until golden brown and crisp on the outside.
  11. Remove the croquettes and place them on absorbent paper to remove excess oil.
  12. Serve the Mellow Squid Croquettes in its Ink on individual plates, accompanied by a homemade alioli sauce.

Tips to Enjoy the Mellow Squid Croquettes in their Ink to the Fullest

Preparation Tips

  • If you prefer a more intense flavor, you can add additional squid ink to the mixture.
  • Let the mixture cool well before forming the croquettes to facilitate the process.

Tasting Tips

  • Serve the croquettes with a fresh salad to balance the flavors and textures.
  • Accompany with a glass of dry white wine or a cold beer.

Conclusion of the Honeyed Squid Croquettes in its Ink

The Honeyed Squid Croquettes in their Ink are a sample of how the flavors of the sea can be transformed into an elegant and comforting delight. This recipe is an example of the culinary creativity that comes from combining traditional ingredients with modern cooking techniques. Each bite of these croquettes is a journey of flavours, with the creaminess of the squid ink blend perfectly complementing the crispy exterior. The Honeyed Squid Croquettes in their Ink are an invitation to enjoy the richness of the sea in a completely new and delicious way.

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