Squid in their own ink, Algarve Style

Serves 4

  • 1,200 kg of medium-sized squid ;
  • 1 dl of olive oil ;
  • 3 cloves of garlic ;
  • 1 bay leaf ;
  • 1 dl of dry white wine ;
  • 1 bunch of parsley ;
  • half a lemon ;
  • 3 peppercorns ;
  • 800 grs of potatoes ;
  • salt to taste ;
  • pepper to taste ;
  • water


Prepare the squid, removing the guts and he skin. Wash them carefully in cold water not opening them in order to take away the impurities. Then season them with salt and pepper.
Place a deep pan on the flame. Pour the olive oil into the pan, and add the cloves of garlic crushed in their peels, the bay leaf and the peppercorns. Let the garlic brown but not burn.
Add the squid, frying them on both sides on a low flame.
Add the white wine and, if necessary, a little water to conclude the cooking. When the squid are cooked, sprinkle them with chopped parsley.
Place them on a serving dish, accompanied by boiled potatoes and lemon segments.

Hint: The squid should be medium-sized because those are more tender, which makes the cooking easier. When they are ready they can also be served with fried potatoes.

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