Ciao Bella Calamari Ripieni (stuffed Calamari) Recipe

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Ciao Bella Calamari Ripieni (Stuffed Calamari)

Anna Sciancalepore Antoniello

By
@CiaoBella

My Mom is a wonderful cook and this is one of hers. Of course we had to translate her measurements from a handful of this and pinch of that. LOL

If you haven't tried calamari this is a great way to have it besides fried. Really brings out the true flavor of the calamari.

Enjoy!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr

Ingredients

12
calamari, cleaned with tentacles

FILLING

2 large
eggs
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 c
parmesan cheese
1 c
bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 bunch
parsley, italian, chopped about a 1/4 cup
1/2 Tbsp
basil, dried
1/4 tsp
garlic powder

TOPPING

1 can(s)
15 oz plum tomatoes with jiuce, crushed with a fork
1/4 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
basil, dried
2 Tbsp
parsley, italian, chopped
1/4 c
parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp
olive oil
water

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2Mix all the ingredients for the filling. With a small spoon fill calamari 3/4 of the way full. Close with toothpicks.
3Place in a 9" x 13" baking dish. Arrange tentacles around the bodies. If you have any left over filling form into balls and place around pan.
4Place topping ingredients evenly over top. Place enough water to almost cover calamari. DON'T cover completely.
5Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 40-45 minutes. Shut oven off and leave calamari in for another 15 minutes before serving.

About this Recipe

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