Seafood Supper - Shrimp Stuffed Squid
For all you seafood addicts out there a quick and easy meal to knock up. My very much better half is quite addicted to the fish market and with prawns being a good price, she could not resist. I love seafood so all is very happy. I know I wrote shrimp in the title, but could not resist the alliterative connection.
Having both squid/calamari and the prawns there came the idea of stuffing a natural casing with a prawn mixture and was happy to find the concept worked. Apart from the natural casing, cut the calamari and prawn into fine pieces and marinate for an hour in a mix of salt, pepper, garlic, coriander (finely cut) or parsley if coriander is not your thing, 1 finely cut spring onion, ½ teaspoon of powdered lemon and the juice of ½ a fresh lemon.
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan and add the seafood mixture, except for the whole squid sacks that will be later stuffed and lightly fry for 5 minutes. Seafood and fish in general are quite gentle and do not need overcooking. After the gentle fry, allow the mix to cool and add 2 tablespoons of sour cream and a teaspoon of Nu’o’c châm gā (sweet chilli sauce found in Sultan among other outlets I imagine). A teaspoon is sufficient to give some character, a touch of piquancy to the dish, without dominating the seafood, which, after all is the hero/heroine of the dish, and stuff the empty calamari casings.
Coat the stuffed calamari with egg, flour and breadcrumbs and fry until golden and serve. Depending on how one feels they can be eaten just like that or as a main dish with rice and a hint of soy sauce.
From 17 November to 25 November 2018 it is Settimana Italiana, Italian Week in Kuwait and they have some gastronomic interests along with many other events. Apart from various restaurants promoting Italian cuisine, the Italian Embassy, in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce is hosting Riviere di Liguria Imperia, La Spezia e Savona at Saveco Hypermarket at 11.00am 17 to 25 November and La Farinata cooking show hosted by Chef Vittorio Foce at Marina Crescent 6.00pm, on 22 and 23 November. See you there!