Stuffed squids – Greek recipes

AG0000221 Stuffed squids – Greek recipes

Traditional Greek recipes from the island of Crete.

Its local name is “Kalamarákia gemistá” which means “Stuffed squids” in Greek.

Stuffed squids – Greek recipes

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 kilo squid medium sized
  • 400 gr rice
  • 1 unit onion large
  • 2 unit spring onion
  • 350 ml extra virgin olive oil (1,5 cups)
  • 2 tbsp dill finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp plums finely chopped
  • 0,5 tbsp nutmeg
  • 1 unit lemon juiced
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  • Wash and clean the squids.
  • Empty them by removing the central membrane.
  • Remove the tentacles and finely chop them in a separate bowl.
  • Add the onions, dill, rice, plums, 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, nutmeg, a little salt and pepper.
  • Stuff the squid with this mixture.
  • Secure the end of each squid with a hard toothpick, so that the stuffing will not come out.
  • Place in a wide pot, add 1 1/2 cups water, cover them and simmer for 30-40 minutes.
  • Carefully take them out with a fork and place them in a Pyrex dish. Sprinkle them with the remainder of the olive oil and lemon.
  • Place the squids in the oven for 20-30 minutes at moderate temperature until brown.
  • Let them cool and serve.


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