Squid Recipes with Spinach
Calamari Me Spanaki
Squid recipes with Spinach, or Calamari Me Spanaki as it is known in Greece, is a popular and favourite dish in Greece. Cooking squid with spinach creates a delicious, tasty and healthy meal.
Serve with a crisp, green salad, plenty of fresh crusty bread and extra lemon wedges. In winter, serve this squid recipes with Spinach with a salad and a serving of rice.
Cooking with wine helps to tenderise the squid.
1kg fresh squid
500g fresh spinach
1 large onion, chopped
3 spring onions, chopped
120 ml extra virgin olive oil
175 ml white wine
150 ml hot water
3 tblsp fresh dill, chopped
juice of 1/2 lemon
freshly ground salt and black pepper
Try to buy small squid as they are more tender than the larger ones.
Clean the squid thoroughly inside and out and then drain.
Cut the body in half lengthways and the slice the body into 1cm strips.
Cut the tentacles into smaller slices as well.
Using a large non-stick heavy pan, heat the oil and fry the onions until they start to take a colour.
Add the squid and stir.
Cook for about 10 minutes until they turn a golden colour, stirring from time to time.
Pour in the wine, stir and let it evaporate slowly.
Add the hot water and salt and pepper.
Cover and cook for another 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Wash the spinach and drain, shaking off any excess water.
Cut off any stalks and chop the spinach roughly.
Add the spinach to the pan and stir in.
Once the spinach starts to wilt, cover and cook another 10 minutes.
Add the lemon juice and dill and mix together well.
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