Chorizo-stuffed squid with potatoes, capers and sage

Ingredients to serve 4 (6-8 as tapas)

10 cocktail sticks, cut in half, soaked in cold water
20 baby squid, cleaned, cartilage removed, tentacles removed and reserved
5-6 spicy cooking chorizo, peeled, finely chopped
3 medium King Edward potatoes, peeled, cut into 3cm dice
2 cloves garlic, skin on, crushed
15 sage leaves, roughly chopped
50g unsalted butter
25g miniature, pickled capers
Zest of half a lemon
Olive oil for cooking
Sea salt and black pepper

Baby squid are bite-sized pockets perfect for stuffing with all manner of food and chorizo is a classic Spanish filling. Here we use a soft, semi-cured cooking chorizo with some kick. The little squid pockets are sealed with a cocktail stick and then pan-roasted. As the squid cooks, the roasting juices flavour the chorizo filling. Delicious!

Knead the chopped chorizo in a bowl to form a rough paste. Take a piece of the paste and form into a shape to fit the squid cavity. Fill each squid to about three quarters full and press it down. Do not overfill the squids or they may burst on cooking as the chorizo expands. Secure each squid tube with a cocktail stick and reserve until ready to cook.

Cook the potatoes in salted water until tender and then drain well. Heat a non-stick sauté pan over a medium heat, add a lug of olive oil, the crushed garlic cloves and the potatoes and season well. Cook over a moderate heat, tossing occasionally to crisp and caramelise the potatoes evenly.

Meanwhile, place another non-stick pan over a moderate heat. Season the squid pockets and tentacles with salt and pepper. Add a lug of oil to the pan and add the squid. Cook for 2 minutes on each side until caramelised. Add the butter and sage and when foaming, spoon the herby butter over the squid pockets to cook further. The filling will feel firm to the touch when cooked.

Now add the capers and lemon zest and remove the pan from the heat. When the potatoes are ready, transfer to kitchen paper to drain. Arrange the squids and potatoes on serving plates and spoon over the buttery pan juices, capers and zest.

Taken from 'Salt Yard – Food and Wine from Spain and Italy' by Sanja Morris, Ben Tish and Simon Mullins (Piquillo Publishing, £30)

Life and Style
ebookNow available in paperback
ebooks
ebookA delicious collection of 50 meaty main courses
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs Food & Drink

    Recruitment Genius: Web Developer - Junior / Mid Weight

    £15000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: To support their continued grow...

    Recruitment Genius: Transportation Contracting Manager

    £33000 - £38000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A global player and world leade...

    Recruitment Genius: Hotel and Spa Duty Manager

    £18000 - £24000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: If you are friendly, sociable, ...

    Recruitment Genius: Payroll and Benefits Co-ordinator

    £22300 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This museum group is looking for a Payro...

    Day In a Page

    Greece says 'No': A night of huge celebrations in Athens as voters decisively back Tsipras and his anti-austerity stance in historic referendum

    Greece referendum

    Greeks say 'No' to austerity and plunge Europe into crisis
    Ten years after the 7/7 terror attacks, is Britain an altered state?

    7/7 bombings anniversary

    Ten years after the terror attacks, is Britain an altered state?
    Beautiful evening dresses are some of the loveliest Donatella has created

    Versace haute couture review

    Beautiful evening dresses are some of the loveliest Donatella has ever created
    No hope and no jobs, so Gaza's young risk their lives, climb the fence and run for it

    No hope and no jobs in Gaza

    So the young risk their lives and run for it
    Fashion apps: Retailers roll together shopping and social networking for mobile customers

    Fashion apps

    Retailers roll together shopping and social networking for mobile customers
    The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

    Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

    Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
    Number of young homeless in Britain 'more than three times the official figures'

    'Everything changed when I went to the hostel'

    Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
    Compton Cricket Club

    Compton Cricket Club

    Portraits of LA cricketers from notorious suburb to be displayed in London
    London now the global money-laundering centre for the drug trade, says crime expert

    Wlecome to London, drug money-laundering centre for the world

    'Mexico is its heart and London is its head'
    The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court that helps a winner keep on winning

    The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court

    It helps a winner keep on winning
    Is this the future of flying: battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks?

    Is this the future of flying?

    Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
    Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

    Isis are barbarians

    but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
    The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

    Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

    Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
    Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

    'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

    Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
    Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

    Call of the wild

    How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate