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Traditional Newfoundland Cuisine

Baked Stuffed Squid

Baked-Stuffed-Squid2Makes 6 servings


  • 12 med squid (Atlantic)
  • 3 tbsp melted butter (or olive oil)
  • 1/2  cup onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 3 cup bread crumbs (¼” cubed)
  • 1½ tbsp savoury
  • ½ tsp dry thyme
  • ½ tsp dry basil
  • 12 slices of salt pork (thin slices 2”L x 1/8 “ thick)
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley (for garnishing)
  • 1 cup spicy salsa (for garnishing)


Clean squid as per instruction below. Remove fins and tentacles (chop in small pieces). In a skillet, low-med heat, sauté onion, garlic, fins and tentacles in butter for 5 minutes. Season to taste.

In a bowl, combine bread crumbs, savoury, thyme, basil and onion mixture. Mix well and season to taste. Fill mantles loosely with stuffing and secure ends with toothpicks. Place in a baking dish and add 1 piece of salt pork of top of each squid. Pour water in baking dish and cover with aluminum foil. Bake at 350°F for approx 45 minutes to 1 hour or until tender (take aluminum foil off the last 10 minutes of baking). Serve with your favorite side dish. and garnish with spicy salsa and parsley. Continue reading