Cuttlefish in their own ink, Joaquim Gomes Style

Serves 4

  • 1,200 kg of cuttlefish ;
  • 2 dl of olive oil ;
  • 2 bay leaves ;
  • 4 cloves of garlic ;
  • 800 grs of potatoes ;
  • half a lemon ;
  • salt to taste ;
  • pepper to taste


Wash the cuttlefish in cold water, being careful not to burst them. Drain them. Season with salt and pepper.
Place a deep pan on the flame. Pour in the olive oil and warm it up.
Peel the cloves of garlic, mince them and add them to the olive oil in the pan. Add the bay leaves. Let the garlic brown but without burning it.
Add the whole cuttlefish, cover the pan and fry on a low flame. Stir once in a while so as to prevent burning. Fry the cuttlefish on both sides.
Serve garnished with fried potatoes and lemon slices or segments.

Hint: Use medium-sized cuttlefish.

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