I love pan-fried squid and I usually stuff it with anything I can find inside the fridge. My boys love ‘em. And a quick, easy, elegant-looking dish I serve to friends for dinner.
Clean squid tubes
Diced red bell pepper
Chopped fresh parsley
Freshly ground pepper
! Egg, beaten (optional)
Ringlets of spring onion (or chives)
Heat olive oil in a frying pan and saute garlic until fragrant. Add ground beef and saute for about 3 minutes or until cooked and lightly browned. Transfer to another plate and drain.
Combine chopped tomatoes, onion, bell pepper and parsley with cooked ground beef. Season with salt and pepper. (You may also add 1 beaten egg to the mixture.) Using a spoon, stuff squid tubes with the meat mixture and seal ends with a toothpick.
Heat oil in a pan. Fry stuffed squid over high heat for about 2-3 minutes on each side, juices of squid and fresh herbs mixed and sealed inside. Be mindful not to overcook to avoid having them on the chewy side. You may remove the toothpicks before serving but I don’t really care. Just garnish with spring onion with the extra filling on the sides and serve a tube or 2 per person.
(And happy birthday to the best sis in the world! Hi, Ate!)