With the calamari stuffed in the oven it is easy to bring to the table a tasty and rich recipe. It is yet another dish of fish easier to make than it looks and the result is a healthy and light dish that is perfect for any occasion.

From the daily family lunch to a dinner with friends, adding some crumbled olives will make it taste even more appetising! So here comes nothing…

Baked stuffed calamari 

  • 4 large calamari (about 15 cm)
  • 8 anchovy fillets
  • 2 cups of fresh bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 lemon juice
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • black pepper


Preparation Stuffed Squid in the oven - Step 11. Start to separate the head from the tentacles. Blanch the latter for 10 minutes in salted water and acid with a little ‘lemon juice, drain and chop together with parsley, garlic and anchovy fillets. Combine the mixture in a bowl, add the breadcrumbs, lightly beaten eggs, salt, pepper and mix well. At the end you will have to obtain a soft but quite substantial mixture. 

Preparation Stuffed Squid in the oven - Step 22. With this filling stuff the calamari, taking care not to fill it too much to prevent it from coming out during cooking. Close the ends well with a wooden toothpick and place the calamari on a baking pan previously greased with oil. Sprinkle with oil and cook in a hot oven at 175 degrees for about 30 minutes.

Preparation Stuffed Squid in the oven - Step 33. After this time, remove the stuffed calamari in the oven, arrange them on a serving plate and serve.