Butter fried Calamari / Squid Stuffed with Brie Served with Lemon Butter Couscous.

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Butter fried Calamari / Squid Stuffed with Brie Served with Lemon Butter Couscous.
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Recipe type: Seafood
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Serves: 2
 
This recipe for butter-fried calamari stuffed with brie, is quick and simple. The recipe will make 2 starter portions, but can be scaled up to any quantity required. The calamri tubes are stuffed with brie cheese, then pan-fried in butter, served on a bed of lemon-butter couscous.
Ingredients
  • 6 Young calamari tubes
  • 6 Young calamari tentacles (optional)
  • 100g Brie cheese
  • 50g Butter
  • 1½ Cups cooked couscous (see recipe here)
  • 1 Medium lemon
Instructions
  1. Cut the brie cheese into batons.
  2. Press 2 cheese batons into each calamari tube, then secure the ends of the tubes with toothpicks.
  3. Heat your pan over medium high heat and add the butter.
  4. When the butter is bubbling, add the calamari tubes.
  5. Fry the tubes for 3 minutes per side, then remove from the pan.
  6. If you have the tentacles, add them to the pan now and fry for 60 seconds.
  7. Add the couscous to the pan and stir this to heat it through, and to absorb all of the butter.
  8. Squeeze the juice of the 2 lemon halves over the couscous, stir it in, and remove the pan from the heat.
  9. Divide the couscous between 2 starter size platters, top each with 3 of the calamari tubes and serve with lemon wedges.

 

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