Some Filipinos had been influenced by the Coloniality where up to some dishes we can find Spanish meals in a bistro. There are lots of Filipinos who love Spanish cuisine and with this many café still adds Spanish meals like Calamares Rellenos. Calamares Rellenos is a traditional Spanish recipe for a classic dish of baby squid stuffed with a mix of onion, chorizo sausage, pine nuts and breadcrumbs that are cooked in a tomato-based sauce..
calamares rellenos
Ingredients are as follows:

8 large pusit or squid


¼ c ground pork

¼ c water chestnut or singkamas, chopped

¼ c ham,chopped

¼ c onion, chopped

¼ c bread crumbs

1 egg, raw

1 tsp. salt

¼ c milk

½ tsp. pepper

For the sauce:
¼ margarine

6 segments garlic, macerated

¼ c chopped onions

¼ c tomatoes, chopped

1 tbsp. vinegar

1 tsp. peppercorns, slightly crushed

1 c water

First thing to do is to combine the ingredients for the pusit or squid. Stuff each squid cavity with the mixture. Replace the head and fasten with toothpicks. Set aside then prepare the sauce. To make a sauce, sauté the garlic, onion and tomatoes in hot margarine. Add the rest of the ingredients for the sauce and let it boil. When boiled, add the stuffed squids. Cook until squids are tender but take note that squids are very quick to cook.

With this meal, you can now have Spanish cuisine without visiting some high-class restaurants. What’s good about it is that you tried something different, you even saved cash and enjoy it firsthand!

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