a delicious dish i cooked up last wednesday….

serves 4

  • 16-20 baby squid (mini sepia)
  • 16-20 king prawns, raw
  • 6 tomatoes
  • 2 chillis
  • 4-6 cloves of garlic
  • olive oil
  • 2 handfull parsley
  • 500gr. orechiette (or any other pasta you like)

bring some water to the boil and pour over the tomatoes, after a few minutes you can easily peel the tomatoes.
cut the tomatoes in quarters and cut out the core. finely chop the tomatoes
wash the babysquids and finely carve the body with a sharp knive
start heating up the water for the pasta
heat some olive oil in a frying pan or wok and fry the babysquid (5-6 at a time), add some salt and pepper and any other seasoning you like and put them aside
in the same pan, heat some olive oil and add the chili and the tomatoes and let it simmer for approx. 10 minutes. season to your own liking (tomatoes need a lot of salt!).
peel and roughly chop the garlic and add as well
add the raw king prawns
the pasta water should be boiling by now, add the orechiette and let them cook according to the information on the package
once the prawns have turned red, add the squid to the sauce
add the cooked pasta (leave some pasta water in the pan to add to the sauce if it’s not liquid enough)
finally add the finely chopped parsley and some extra vergine olive oil

serve with a light red wine or a bodyfull white…

buon appetito!