Squid with Potatoes

"It is easy to find fresh squid in the fish markets of the Campania region. A friend of my family is a fisherman and he often sends us squids, sometimes they are so fresh, they seem to be still alive!

Buy the ingredients at the fish shops in the villages of the Cilento National Park. Most of the fish sellers catch the fish themselves. But if you are prepared to get out of bed before 5 am, I suggest you go directly to the harbour and wait for the fishing boats to return from their night at sea.

This makes a great follow-up to a first course of spaghetti with clams and other seafood."

Submitted by: Gioconda De Santis, owner of property 85396 in Cilento National Park, Campania.

Ingredients (Serves 4):

Squid with Potatoes

600g squid, cut into 1 cm strips
600g potatoes, cut into 1 cm strips
1 clove of garlic, crushed
2 tbsp onion, finely chopped
Parsley, chopped
½ glass white wine
150ml extra virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

How to cook this dish:

1. Heat the oil over a low heat in a large, deep pan.
2. Add the garlic and onion and cook until the onions become soft.
3. Add the white wine and let it evaporate.
4. Add the squid and as soon as it starts to release its liquid (after about 1 minute), add the potatoes.
5. Cover the pan and leave the fish and potatoes to cook for a few minutes.
6. When the potatoes are soft, add the parsley and season, if necessary.


Serve with:

A good glass of the famous Campania region white wine, Falanghina. One of the best brands is Borgo San Michele.

Property 85396 Property 85396 is a splendid and very spacious four bedroom villa on the southern coast of the Gulf of Salerno, with a private pool, wide terraces, garden and spectacular views to the coast and the sea. Other notable features include a spacious kitchen with a fireplace, a large tavernetta (great gathering room) with a fireplace, and a pizza oven.

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