• Grilled Stuffed Calamaretti-Involtini di Calamaretti con Mozzarela e Basilica

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    Grilled Stuffed Calamaretti-Involtini di Calamaretti con Mozzarela e Basilica
    Prep: 15 min Cook: 10 min Servings: 12
    by Patricia Turo
    54 recipes
    Calamaretti are so simple but whenever I make them for a grill party, they are the hit of the meal.


    • 12 very small squids, (calamaretti)
    • 2 medium size mozzarella balls
    • Several basil leaves
    • Salt, to taste


    1. FILLING
    2. Put the mozzarella and several basil leaves into a food processor and chop until the basil and cheese have melded together. Or you may chop both by hand very finely.
    4. Remove the tentacles, sac, beak, eyes and spine and wash any sand off the squid. Fill each tube with the cheese and basil mixture and close the opening with a toothpick. The opening of the squid is be very small and is sometimes a little difficult to fill.
    5. GRILL
    6. Place the filled squid on a hot grill and cook for only few minutes. Any longer and the squid will be very rubbery. Turn the squid a few times to get all the sides grilled.
    7. Salt them immediately after taking them off the grill and serve them immediately when they are hot and the mozzarella is still stringy.


    • Claudia lamascolo
      Claudia lamascolo
      Fabulous this is just a perfect start to christmas eve for us....we do it the same way love this~~ yours is awesome looking
      • Foodessa
        What a simple yet tasty way of making baby stuffed squids.
        I no longer have a grill...but that won't stop me.
        The next time I'm at the fish market...these are getting made!
        Thanks for the simplicity in your dish.
        Flavourful wishes, Claudia

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