Pulpini con sugo. (Baby squids with red sauce)

antoinette pandoflo


I had these little baby squids didn't want to do the usual flour and deep fried ,therefore I knew of a red sauce, and excited to try went for it, never realizing i had no pasta! but only one box of jumbo shells.Well i decided to break apart each shell into 3 part and cooked it directly in the sauce and the rest is history .Give it a try its really good.

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1 Hr


1 lb
squid, cleaned and sliced(baby pulpo)
1 medium
1/2 c
red onion
3 clove
3 Tbsp
olive oil
2 c
fresh tomatoe puree sauce
1/2 c
1/2 c
peccorino cheese ,diced
1 pinch
salt and pepper
2 pinch
2 pinch
thyme, dried
2 pinch
basil, dried
2 pinch
red pepper flakes
3/4 lb
pasta,jumbo shell break into 3 parts
3 pinch
parsley, italian

How to Make Pulpini con sugo. (Baby squids with red sauce)


  • 1In a deep skillet saute' in olive oil shallots,onion and garlic until soft.Add tomato sauce ,dried seasoning ,salt&pepper.
  • 2Cook for 30 min.to 40 min on medium heat until sauce is ready to be used .Add Pulpini and cook on med. to low heat for 5 min, remove and set aside .To the sauce add your dried cut up pasta ,cover with a tight fitting lid to create steam .Cook ,stirring few time ,for 30 min al dente .
  • 3Uncover ,add Pulpini(squids),pecorino cheese,cover and finish for 2 min. more Serve and sprinkle some chopped Italian parsley for presentation.

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About Pulpini con sugo. (Baby squids with red sauce)

Course/Dish: Fish
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy