Stuffed squid are a really healthy and nutritious main course: they allow you to enjoy squid, good for your health, combined with a tasty, rich and nutritious stuffing. The result is a main course that may be sufficiently satisfying to serve as a whole meal, depending on how you choose to fill your squid. The recipe that we propose here involves the use of fresh squid (if they are not available, you can substitute frozen ones) and a fresh, homemade filling using a few fragrant ingredients often found in your store cupboard: breadcrumbs, parsley, salt and garlic. As for cooking, you can either use the oven, in which case you could also roast some mixed vegetables and potatoes, or you can use the ‘lighter’ option of steaming. In this latter case, you could also cook some potatoes or other vegetables together with your squid.
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Clean the squid and remove the tips of the tentacles - you will use these for the filling. Make the filling by chopping and mixing these tentacle tips with the chopped garlic, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper and parsley, olives, capers and pecorino cheese. Mix everything with the egg. Once the squid are filled with this smooth and soft mixture, place them on a frying pan with olive oil and wine and cook. Alternatively, you may bake them in the oven at 200 °C for about an hour, or steam them for about twenty minutes.
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