*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                       Calamari Ripieno Alla Griglia
 
 Recipe By     : Molto Mario MB1D30
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : New Text Import
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    8      Large         calamari -- whole
    4      Tablespoons   extra virgin olive oil -- plus 4 T
    4      Cloves        garlic -- thinly sliced
      1/2  Cup           sundried tomatoes -- finely chopped
    1 1/2  Cups          toasted bread crumbs
    1      Bunch         thyme -- leaves only
    4                    scallions -- thinly sliced
    1      Bunch         Italian parsley -- roughly chopped
    2                    plum tomatoes -- in 1/4 dice
    1      Bunch         chives -- thinly sliced
 
 Remove tentacles and clean calamari, leaving as whole as possible. Set
 tentacles aside. Place calamari in an 8-quart pot and cover with water.
 Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Cook for one hour until quite
 tender, drain and cool.
 
 Meanwhile, heat 4 tablespoons oil in a 10 to 12-inch saute pan until
 smoking. Add garlic and sundried tomatoes and cook until light golden
 brown. Add bread crumbs and continue cooking until well mixed. Remove from
 heat and allow to cool. Add thyme, scallions and parsley and stir to mix.
 
 Preheat grill.
 
 Stuff cool calamari and season with salt and pepper. Brush stuffed calamari
 and tentacles with 1 tablespoon olive oil and place on grill. Cook until
 nicely barbecued, about 10 minutes, turning once.
 
 Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl, place tomatoes, remaining oil and chives
 and season with salt and pepper. Remove calamari to plate, top with
 spoonfuls of tomato sauce and serve.
 
 Yield: 4 servings
 
 
 
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