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Meal Type: Dinner
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Cook Method: Stove
Difficulty: Hard
Cuisine: Greek
     Serving Size: 6 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 654
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 36g
Saturated Fat 7g
Unsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 589mg
Sodium 808mg
Total Carbohydrate 37g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Protein 43g
Vitamin A  4%Vitamin C  24%
Calcium  12%Iron  19%
Potassium  22%Vitamin E  11%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Calamaria Parayemista

Recipe Tags: Seafood Recipes

Date Added: July 23, 2009
This article is from the 20th Century Appetizer Recipes, with numerous contributions by known and also anonymous authors


3 lb Squid Small
1/2 cup Corn Oil
1 Onion medium finely chopped
1/2 cup Short Grain Rice
1/2 cup Puree Tomato
1/4 cup Water
1 Stick Cinnamon small
2 Cloves
Lemon Black Pepper Freshly Ground
1/2 cup Dry White Wine
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1. Select squid with hoods about 10-12 cm (4-5 inches) long.

2. To clean squid, pull off head and attached tentacles.

3. Cut out eyes and beak and discard. Clean dark skin from head and tentacles by pulling it off or rubbing off with a cloth dipped in coarse salt.

4. Rinse, chop 3 to 4 into small pieces and keep aside.

5. Remainder may be stored and fried later. Clean out hood (body) and remove transparent backbone from inside.

6. Pull or rub off skin. Rinse well, drain and dry.

7. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan and gently fry onion until transparent.

8. Stir in rice and stir over heat for 2 minutes.

9. Add tomato puree, water, cinnamon stick, cloves, chopped squid, and salt and pepper to taste.

10. Cover and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

11. Remove cinnamon stick and cloves. Fill hoods with rice mixture, packing it in loosely as rice expands and hoods contract during cooking.

12. Close top with wooden cocktail picks or sew with strong thread.

13. Heat remaining oil in a deep pan and fry squid hoods until lightly colored, turning them frequently.

14. Reduce heat, add wine, cover and simmer gently on low heat for 1 hour or until squid is tender.

15. Add a little water to pan if necessary during cooking.

16. Serve hot or warm as a mezethaki (appetizer).

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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is high in Vitamin C with 24% of your daily recommended intake per serving. This recipe is a good source of Vitamin E with 11% of your daily recommended intake per serving.
Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Wheat, Lemon, Gluten, Tomato, Rice, Corn, Sulfites, Onion allergies.
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