Grilled Calamari Stuffed With Sausage Recipe

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Grilled Calamari Stuffed with Sausage

Susan McGreevy

By
@smcgreevy

My brother Michael is an inspiration to me because he is not afraid to try new things. He made this appetizer once and it has become a go-to. Give it a try.


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Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Ingredients

3/4 c
fine fresh bread crumbs
1/3 c
whole milk
3/4 tsp
fennel seeds, optional
1/2 lb
ground pork
2 large
garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp
paprika
12 small
squid bodies plus tentacles, cleaned (about 1 lb)
3 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 Tbsp
flat leaf parsley, chopped
lemon wedges

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Soak bread crumbs in milk in a large bowl.

Meanwhile, toast fennel seeds in a dry small skillet over medium low heat, shaking skillet occasionally, until fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Chop fennel seeds and add to bread crumb mixture along with pork, garlic, paprika, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Gently mix with your hands until well blended.
2
Using a small spoon, loosely stuff squid with fennel sausage, leaving a 1/2 inch space at top. Seal tops using wooden picks. Prepare grill for direct heat cooking over medium hot charcoal or medium heat for gas.
3
Coat stuffed squid and tentacles with oil and season with 1/2 tsp salt. Oil grill rack, then grill stuffed squid, turning frequently until golden in spots and an instant read thermometer inserted into center of filling register 150 to 155 degrees, about 13 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a platter. Grill tentacles until opaque and curled, about 1 minute and add to platter. Drizzle with oil, sprinkle with parsely and serve with lemon wedges.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers