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Try Cro Chef’s stuffed squid recipe 

(Photo: Fini Recepti)

Squid, a favourite on Croatian menus, can be prepared in a number of different ways. The most popular are usually fried, on the gill or stuffed.

Check out this squid stuffed with vegetables and pancetta recipe from Cro Chef, Almo Čatlak.  


• Squid – 8

• Fennel – 100 g

• Carrots – 80 g

• Onion – 1/2

• Garlic – 3 cloves

• Toast Bread – 2

• Pancetta – 50 g

• Corn (optional) – 80g

• Thyme – 1/2 spoon (dried)

• Rosemary – 1 sprig (fresh)

• Extra virgin olive oil

• Salt

• Pepper


• Grate the carrot, remove the crust from the bread and chop the soft, white part into cubes. Next finely chop the onion, pancetta, fennel and squid arms.

• Heat up 2-3 teaspoons of olive oil in a pan and add the chopped onion, pancetta, fennel, carrot, crushed garlic, thyme and squid arms. Add salt and stir. Add the rosemary and fry on a low heat.

• After 4-5 minutes take out the rosemary branch and put the rest into a separate bowl.

• Add the canned corn and chopped bread and a bit of olive oil, pepper and mix well.

• Using this mixture, stuff the squids, but not completely as the squids will shrink during the cooking process. Close with toothpicks.

• Place the stuffed squids in a slightly greased pan and fry for 5-6 minutes, turn the squids and cook for the same time on the other side.

• The stuffed squids are now ready. Drizzle with olive oil and serve.

Stuffed squid  (Photo: Fini Recepti)

Dobar tek!

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