Grandma´s Squid


As some of you may already know, squid is something that is very popular in Spain. I love squid, and it can be a very versatile ingredient. I have already posted some recipes but I still have some more in the works.

Yesterday at the market, I saw some delicious and perfectly ripe tomatoes. My first thought was Tomato Jam! Once I got home, I realized that I had fresh squid. I made one of my grandma´s squid recipes.  Really simple, but really tasty.


–          1.5 lbs squid (cleaned and sliced into ¼ inch thick pieces)

–          1 lb ripe tomatoes

–          1 yellow onion, chopped

–          2 medium cloves garlic, chopped

–          Olive oil

–          Salt and pepper

Cook the onion on medium heat until it browns. Meanwhile, blanch the tomatoes. (Boil them in water for 30 seconds.) Remove the tomatoes and immerse them in cold water. The skins should then come off easily by hand. You can then blend them in a blender or food processor.

Once the onion is brownef, add the tomato, season with salt and pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. Let it cook for about 2 – 3 minutes and then add the squid. Let it cook on medium heat for 10 minutes, add the garlic and let it cook for 10 more minutes.

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Grandma´s Squid

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Hola y Bienvenido/a! Hello and Welcome! My name is Ivette and I am a dual citizen! Originally, I from Catalonia, Spain but in 2014 I moved to the United States and I currently live in Maryland with my husband Richard (number 1 taster, thank you!), my baby girl Beulah my rescue dig Vicky and my two (big!) cutie cats Pintxo & Pastifa. Full house! I love Spanish food. In Spain there is always something to celebrate, gathering with friends and family… We have THREE dishes at every meal! Yes, 3! You will have a first full dish like pasta and for the second dish you will have fish/meat and then dessert, and after dessert coffee…. When I am in Spain and get together with my family (there are 31 of us!), we can start lunch at 2:30pm and finish it at 7pm… I have always loved cooking. My grandmother it is a great, great cook and I think my love of cooking is because of her. When I was in college, my favorite breaks, were getting into the kitchen and cooking or baking something. I was able to escape the normal daily routine of law school. In this blog, I would like to share some Spanish recipes as well as other delicious recipes. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at Bon profit!

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