Grilled Feta & Herb Stuffed Calamari

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Grilled Feta & Herb Stuffed Calamari
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Recipe type: Seafood
Cuisine: Greek / Mediterranean
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Serves: 2
 
This is our 100th episode in just over 4 months, and to mark the occasion this Stuffed Feta & Herb Calamari / Squid is a sure winner. This stuffed calamari / squid recipe can be barbecued, grilled or pan fried in a ribbed skillet. Whichever way you choose to do it, you will score a perfect 10 with your friends and loved ones.
Ingredients
  • 6 Whole young squid, with tentacles
  • 6 Batons of feta cheese, 20mm x 20mm x 50mm
For the marinade
  • 90ml / 6 Tbs Olive oil
  • 2 Tbs Garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbs Fresh oregano leaves, finely chopped
Other
  • Coarse salt, cracked black pepper, lemon wedges
Instructions
  1. Remove the tentacles from the tube of the calamari. Cut the beak section from the lower section of the tentacles.
  2. Combine and whisk together the marinade ingredients.
  3. Arrange the calamari tubes, heads and feta in a single layer in a pan or tray, and spoon the marinade evenly over everything.
  4. Allow this to marinate for 2-3 hours.
  5. Press one feta baton into each of the calamari tubes, then secure the end with a toothpick.
  6. Press the tentacles onto skewers.
  7. Heat your barbecue or ribbed skillet to medium heat and grill the calamari tubes for 6 minutes.
  8. Turn the tubes over and continue to grill for a further 2 minutes.
  9. Add the tentacles to the grill and grill for a further 2 minutes before turning the tentacles.
  10. Grill for a final 2 minutes, remove all of the calamari from the grill and serve immediately with coarse salt, cracked black pepper and lemon wedges.

 

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