Stuffed Squid or Stuffed Calamari


  • 1 pounds calamari
  • 2  tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 bunch parsley, chopped
  • 5 cloves of  garlic, minced
  • 1  egg
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 cup of  breadcrumbs
  • ½ to 1 cup  milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper

Basic Tomato Sauce

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 5 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 large cans tomato sauce
  • 2 minced carrots
  • 1 minced onion
  • 1 stalk minced celery
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Fresh parsley

How to Make It

Step 1

First prepare the sauce. Sauté the garlic and onion in olive oil over medium heat being careful not to burn the garlic.  Add the tomato sauce and seasonings. Simmer on low heat. Add the fresh basil at the end of the cooking time.

Step 2

Clean and prepare the squid by removing the tentacles and leaving only the body cavity.

Step 3

Chop the squid tentacles very fine. In a bowl, mix them with the stuffing ingredients. Mix by hand, slowly adding the milk until a thick moist mixture is achieved.

Step 4

Stuff the calamari being careful not to overstuff because they will shrink during the cooking process and burst. Drizzle the baking dish with olive oil. In the baking dish, lay the stuffed calamari in rows and cover with tomato sauce. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with grated cheese and fresh basil.

Step 5

Cover tightly with foil and cook in a 350 degree oven for 45-60 min. The squid is done when it feels tender at the pricking of a fork.

Recipe By:  Shannon Tinnell, Feast of the Seven Fishes Movie