Stuffed Squid

Calamares Rellenos

Preparation info
  • 8

    servings as an appetizer
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Food from My Heart: Cuisines of Mexico Remembered and Reimagined

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1992

  • About


  • 1 pound fresh squid with ink sacs (about 8 medium-size squid) or 8 pre-cleaned medium-size


Clean the squid, removing the intestines, transparent quill, and thin outer skin but being careful to leave the bodies intact. Carefully cut out the ink sacs; squeeze out the ink into a small bowl and reserve. Cut off the tentacles and chop them fine. Reserve the squid bodies.

Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a medium-size skillet or sauté pan over high heat until very hot but not