Mirepoix Stuffed Squid

baked squid

MIREPOIX STUFFED BAKED SQUID
(DICED VEGGIES STUFFED SQUID COOKED DIFFERENTLY)
Mirepoix (French, pronounced “mi-pwah”)
is a food flavoring base consisting of diced carrots, onion and celery. The mixture is utilized in soups, sauces, gravies, stocks and stews.
Variations vary from country to country.
For some, onions are sautéd before incorporation, others add garlic while some make use of oregano.
Similar, is the “holy trinity” of Cajun cuisine where, instead of carrots, bell peppers are used.
Another option for the “health conscious”.
Mirepoix Stuffed Squid
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Serves: 3
Ingredients
  • 1 fully cleaned squid (“Pusit Lumot” or dark large bigfin reef squid) ink sac and pen (the hard plastic at its back) removed.
  • Head/tentacles separated from body. Set aside.
  • 1 carrot minced
  • 4 pieces celery stalks, finely sliced
  • 1 large white onion, minced
  • ¼ butter further cut into 3 pieces
  • 5 grams salt
  • 3 grams ground black pepper
  • EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
Instructions
  1. See procedures below.
Notes
[b]DISCLAIMER:[/b] Above are test kitchen and household-produced dishes. All ingredients utilized are of food grade quality passing international and domestic sanitary standards. While we find the results highly acceptable, no guarantee nor explicit assurance is hereby issued when recipe is performed by readers. For one, although of similar breed, spices, herbs and other ingredients vary from country to country/region to region that possibility of affecting end taste, aroma & bite-feel is great. Further thereto, mentioned sensory evaluation (aroma, taste, mouth-feel) is subjective.
PROCEDURES:

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1.    Blend and tumble well carrots, onion and celery. Season with salt and pepper. Divide into 3 Mirepoix mixture.
2.    Sprinkle salt and pepper plus drizzle of EVOO inside squid body and towards tail end put in 1 piece butter and 1 part of
Mirepoix mixture.
Put in some pushing to stuff well the bottom part.
3.    Put in another piece of butter and, again, 1 part of mixture. Little push needed.
4.    Lastly, the 1 piece butter and the mixture. Push harder this time to tighten stuffing.

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5.    With little piece of foil wrap the top part of stuffed squid to prevent leak out of stuffing and juices during cooking.
6.    Lay unto table your rectangularly cut foil. Put stuffed squid in the middle. Lay beside body the head/tentacles.
Sprinkle salt and pepper and drizzle with EVOO. Wrap well securing and folding all sides to prevent leaks.
Put in middle of range pan.
7.    Set temp to 350deg.F (176deg.Celsius). Pop in pan and bake for 45 minutes.
8.    After 45 minutes withdraw pan. Open foil. With squid’s back side up drizzle with EVOO. With open foil,
wedge in again unto oven and continue this last stage of cooking for 15 minutes.
Listen to “seemingly frying” state inside oven.
9.    DONE. Witness the smiles in your loved ones faces.

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