Pusit Relleno - Stuffed Calamari
scallions, spring or green onions
salt and black pepper
soy sauce, tamari
Remove squid heads and ink sacs, clean the calamari outside and inside.
Sprinkle salt lightly on squids and set aside.
In a large bowl combine ground pork, green onions, beaten egg and a little salt and pepper.
Stuff squid cavities with meat mixture.
This is messy and slippery, don't over stuff the calamari as the stuffing will swell when cooking.
A pastry bag makes this easier to do.
Place a pan in a steamer and steam the calamari covered for 10 to 15 minutes, or until filling is cooked.
Drain liquid and set aside.
Prepare sauce while steaming calamari.
In a skillet over medium heat, sauté garlic in oil until lightly browned.
Add onion and stir for 1 minute.
Add tomato, bay leaf and soy sauce and cook for 3 to 5 minutes until tomato pieces are soft.
Pour sauce on top of stuffed calamari.
Serve with rice.
Note: save the tentacles from the calamari and as a side dish stir fry them with some shrimp and vegetables.
use the broth from steaming the calamari as a liquid in this dish.
This is NOT a good dish to serve to people who don't like calamari or are a bit squeamish.
Regular bananas can be used but they should be very firm and green.