Santiago's Stuffed Squid


This recipe originates from Spain. It's tender and moist, not a typical chewy squid dish. It's simple to prepare, rich, scrumptious and definitely a favorite in our home! You may use butter instead of olive oil and black pepper instead of paprika if you prefer.

Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound squid

  • 8 ounces shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 8 ounces orange roughy fillets

  • 1 tomato, seeded and chopped

  • 1 small onion, quartered

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon paprika

  • 3 tablespoons dry white wine

  • 1 slice white bread

  • 4 slices lemon, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Clean squid, removing tentacles, spine and outer skin. Rinse well in cold water and let drain on paper towels.

  2. Coarsely chop shrimp. Flake orange roughy fillets and combine with shrimp, sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt

  3. Blot squid with paper towel to remove any excess water. Use a small spoon to pack each squid with fish/shrimp mixture leaving 1 inch unfilled at bottom. Secure open end with a toothpick and place in glass baking dish. Repeat until filling is gone. Any extra squid can be cut into rings and scattered over the stuffed squid.

  4. Place tomato, onion, olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, paprika, wine and bread in a blender or food processor and puree. Pour mixture over stuffed squid.

  5. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Remove foil and bake for another 30 minutes. Serve warm, garnished with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

492 Calories
33g Fat
12g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 492
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 346mg 115%
Sodium 552mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 24mg 121%
Calcium 98mg 8%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 678mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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