Abu Hasira’s Rice-and-Shrimp-Stuffed Squid

Hbari Mahshi Abu Hasira

Preparation info

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Appears in

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

The Gaza Kitchen

By Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Published 2021

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This stuffed-squid recipe is an adaptation of the one served at Abu Hasira’s famous Gaza seafood restaurant, right next to the old fishing port. The final result is meltingly tender, a very elegant meal.


  • 1 pound (approximately 500 grams) small squid, cleaned (if squid is not cleaned, buy 2 pounds


Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C).

Clean and prepare the squid as indicated in the recipe. Cut the tentacles just above the eyes and chop finely. Place these chopped squid tentacles in a dry pan over high heat. They will release a great deal