Squid and mussels with tomato

Squid and mussels with tomato

Squid and mussels with tomato

Today’s recipe is one of those dishes to prepare when you have a little more time to devote to the kitchen but equally you want to cook something that is simple and tasty, just as the squid and mussels with tomato, where the fresh and intense scent of the sea, goes well with the delicate sweet-spicy taste of the tomato.

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 3     lb              Squid
  • 1 lb  4 oz         Mussels
  • 7     oz             Peeled tomatoes into pieces
  • 4     tbsp          Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1                      Clove of garlic
  • ½                     Chili pepper
  • ½                     Onion cut into slices
  •    to taste         Parsley
  •    to taste         Black pepper
  •    to taste         Salt

Squid and mussels with tomato

Instructions:

Clean and cut the squid; the body into rings and the head into strips (a).

Wash and clean the mussels. In a saucepan, cook over moderate heat the mussels until they will be wide open. Separate the fruit from the valve and filter the water (b)

In a saucepan, lightly fry the onion and chili pepper with two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, add the tomatoes (c), bring to a boil, add salt and cook over low heat for 25 minutes.

In a frying pan, heat two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil with a crashed clove of garlic. Add the heads of the squid and cook over high heat for 3-4 minutes, spraying with some of the water obtained from cooking the mussels (d). Combine the rings and cook for another 5 minutes (e).

Blend the tomato sauce (f).

Serve the squid and mussels with tomato by placing a layer of tomato sauce on the bottom of the plate, a portion of squid, some fruits of the mussels and garnish with parsley, black pepper and a round of extra virgin olive oil.

Squid and mussels with tomato

Squid and mussels with tomato

Squid and mussels with tomato

Squid and mussels with tomato

Squid and mussels with tomato

Squid and mussels with tomato

Totani con cozze e pomodoro

La ricetta di oggi è uno di quei piatti da preparare quando si ha un po’ più di tempo da dedicare alla cucina ma ugualmente si ha voglia di cucinare qualcosa che sia semplice e gustoso, come appunto i totani con cozze e pomodoro, dove il fresco ed intenso profumo del mare bene si sposa con il delicato gusto dolce-piccante del pomodoro.

Dosi per 4

Ingredienti:

  • 1,3     Kg              Totani
  • 500    gr               Cozze
  • 200    gr               Pomodoro pelato a pezzi
  • 60      ml              Olio extravergine di oliva
  • 1                          Spicchio d’aglio
  • ½                         Peperoncino
  • ½                         Cipolla tagliata a fettine
  •           qb              Prezzemolo
  •           qb              Pepe nero
  •           qb              Sale

Squid and mussels with tomato

Istruzioni:

Pulire e tagliare i totani; il corpo ad anelli e la testa a striscioline (a).

Lavare e pulire le cozze. In una pentola cuocere le cozze a fuoco moderato finchè siano ben aperte. Separare i frutti dalle valve e filtrare l’acqua (b)

In un pentolino far soffriggere lievemente la cipolla e il peperoncino con due cucchiai di olio extravergine di oliva, aggiungere i pomodori pelati (c), portare a bollore, salare e cuocere a fuoco basso per 25 minuti.

In una padella far scaldare due cucchiai di olio extravergine di oliva con uno spicchio d’aglio schiacciato. Aggiungere le teste dei calamari e cuocere a fuoco alto per 3 – 4 minuti, bagnandoli con una parte dell’acqua ottenuta dalla cottura delle cozze (d). Unire gli anelli e cuocere ancora per altri 5 minuti (e).

Frullare la salsa di pomodoro (f).

Servire i totani con cozze e pomodoro disponendo uno strato di salsa sul fondo del piatto, una porzione di totani, alcuni frutti delle cozze e guarnire con prezzemolo, pepe nero e un giro di olio extravergine di oliva.

Squid and mussels with tomato


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Comments (2)

  1. Hadia

    Really this is bursting with flavor! I can just imagine how delicious it is. Thank you for introducing us to the authentic Italian dishes. There is always something new here to learn!

    Reply
    1. Luigi Guerra (Post author)

      Thanks so much Hadia!! I really appreciate your love for cooking and I love all your great recipes so much!!
      As you, I do love sea food very much. Here in my region there are so many different kind of typical recipe to cook each species of fish, and many different ways of cooking that sometimes change even from family to family, or from one area to another.
      My dishes try to tell about the culinary history of this country with simple recipes and natural ingredients, trying to be faithful as much as possible to the culinary traditions of my region and of the Southern Italy.
      I wish you great day my friend and I can’t wait to come to visit you on your amazing web site!!

      Reply

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