Stuffed calamari with crispy rice waffles

Especially in summer, but in winter as well, stuffed calamari are a very good choice to vary your diet; frozen or fresh, they are tasty and exceptionally low in calories and fat.

Here we have prepared a gourmet recipe of a nutritionally balanced dish containing all macronutrients.

Let’s have fun while cooking stuffed calamari in the Duettino double-chamber oven!

Ingredients:

  • 5 medium-sized calamari
  • 50 g of anchovies
  • 150 g of white rice
  • 
80 g of plain flour
  • 3 slices of bread
  • 50 g of blonde beer
  • 40 g of pine nuts
  • 20 g of butter
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 shallot
  • a clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of breadcrumbs
  • 1,5 tablespoon of instant yeast
  • white wine
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • thyme
Preparation of stuffed calamari:

  1. Boil the rice in a large pot of water for about 10 minutes, drain it and set it aside in a bowl. Add thyme, beer, flour, yeast, pine nuts, egg whites, salt and pepper. Stir and let it rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  2. Peel and chop tomatoes after blanching them in hot water.
  3. Melt the butter in a sauté pan, add the shallots, salt and pepper and cook for a few minutes. Add tomatoes and cook over high heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Soak the bread in water, squeeze it out and add it to the mixture. Pour some white wine over it and cook for a few minutes. Add breadcrumbs after turning the heat off.
  5. Put the mixture into a piping bag and fill the calamari.
  6. Place stuffed calamari in the oiled Alfa Living porcelain casserole dish, add garlic, baste with 2 tablespoons of white wine and bake in the top chamber of Duettino oven for 20 minutes at 180°C.

Preparation of rice waffles:

  1. Put the rice mixture onto the oiled Alfa Living aluminized steel baking pan.
  2. Press the rice into small waffles using a spoon.
  3. Cook on both sides for a few minutes and serve them with stuffed calamari.
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