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Squid In Garlic Sauce

Ingredients
  Fresh squid 1 1⁄2 Pound, washed and skinned
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Large, peeled and cut into thin rings
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), peeled and finely chopped
  Dry white wine 1⁄4 Pint
  Water 1⁄4 Pint
  Parsley sprigs 1
  Bay leaf 1
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Cornflour 1 Tablespoon
  Double cream 3 Tablespoon (for finish)
  Freshly chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon (for garnish)
Directions

MAKING
1) Clean the inside of the squid, remove the head, ink bag and tentacles.
2) Slice the cone shaped body into rings of about ½ inch.
3) Cut the tentacles if too long or leave as it is.
4) In a saucepan, heat oil and sauté onion and garlic for 1 minute.
5) Stir in the squid, wine, water, parsley, bay leaf and seasoning.
6) Put the lid on and simmer until tender.
7) Take out the squid from the onion mixture and discard bay leaf and parsley sprig.

FINALIZING
8) In a small cup, mix together cornflour with little water.
9) Stir the cornflour mixture and cream into the onion mixture and simmer until thickened.
10) If you wish to freeze the dish, then do so at this stage. Place the squid and onion mixture without cream in a plastic container.
11) Seal, label and freeze the container.

SERVING
12) Place the squid In a deep bowl plate and spoon sauce over it, garnish with chopped parsley if desired.
13) If using frozen squid mixture, thaw in the container at room temperature for 4 hours, then stir in the cream.
14) In saucepan place the squid mixture and reheat gently on top of the stove, stirring occasionally and heated completely.
15) Serve as metioned in step 12.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Continental
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Seafood
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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