How To Make Shrimp And Mushroom Stuffed Calamari
200 g mushrooms, cut in half
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
4 Tbsp parsley, chopped
2 Tbsp breadcrumbs
60 ml olive oil
a few sprigs of parsley to garnish
salt and pepper
for the sauce:
1 red pepper, chopped
1 clove of garlic
150 ml water
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 chopping board
1 pair of tongs
1 roasting tray
1 frying pan
Preheat the oven
Set the temperature to 220ºC.
Fry the mushrooms
Place the frying pan over a moderate temperature to heat and add half of the olive oil. Add the mushrooms and fry for about 3 minutes. Add a little more oil and toss the mushrooms well. Season with salt and pepper and add the garlic. Toss well and fry for 2 minutes. Finally, remove from the heat and allow to cool.
Make the stuffing
Roughly chop all the shrimps and place them into a large bowl.
Chop the mushrooms
Next, finely chop the cooked mushrooms and add them to the bowl.
Add remaining ingredients
Add the parsley and the breadcrumbs. Season with salt and pepper and then mix together thoroughly with a spoon.
Make the sauce
Into a saucepan add the chopped pepper, water, garlic and 2 tbsp of olive oil. Bring to a simmer and cook until the pepper is soft. This will take between 7 – 10 minutes.
When the pepper is soft, spoon it into the blender with about half the liquid from the pan and blend the ingredients until smooth.
Stuff the calamari
Place one of the calamari on the tray and using a teaspoon, fill it with the shrimp and mushroom stuffing. Hold the calamari closed and seal the end with a toothpick. Do the same with the remaining calamari.
Stuffing the calamari can be done a day in advance.
Season the calamari
Place the calamari on the roasting tray. Drizzle over a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Roast the calamari
Place the roasting tray with the calamari into the oven and roast for about 10-15 minutes. To make sure they are sufficiently cooked, gently press them with the tongs. If they feel firm it's time to remove them from the oven.
Assemble the dish
Take one of the calamari and remove the toothpick from the end, then slice into 2 or 3 pieces. Arrange the pieces on a serving plate and drizzle the red pepper sauce beside the fish. Finally, add a sprig or two of parsley to garnish.
Serve the calamari as an appetizer or a main dish. It can be enjoyed with a salad or the potatoes of your preference.