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Stuffed Calamari
  • Egg Free Diet

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Stuffed Calamari
Method

For the stuffed calamari

  • Place a grill pan over high heat.
  • To make the filling, combine the cheese, spring onion, garlic, pepper and sun dried tomatoes in a bowl.
  • Put the calamari on some paper towels. Cover with more paper towels and press down on them so they can soak up most of the moisture.
  • Fill the calamari with the filling, dividing it evenly and close the opening of each calamari with a toothpick.
  • Drizzle with some olive oil and lay them in the grill pan.
  • Cook for 1 ½ minute on each side (If you don’t cook them for this exact time then you will have to cook them for 30 minutes. There is NO middle ground).
  • When ready, remove from pan, cover with aluminum foil and set aside for 2-3 minutes.

For the salad

  • Remove the stems from the base of the finochio and reserve the tender green leaves to garnish the salad.
  • Cut the finochio in half. Remove the outer leaves if they seem dried out or wilted and cut the rest in to thin slices with a sharp knife. If you have a mandolin, it will work even better.
  • Arrange the leaves and slices of finochio on a serving platter. Add the lime zest, lime juice, 1-2 tablespoons honey, salt and pepper. Lightly toss so that they can marinate.

For the pesto sauce

  • Beat the garlic and olive oil in a food processor, until the garlic has completely dissolved.
  • Add the cashews and basil. Beat.
  • Add the parmesan and beat for 5-10 seconds.
  • Season to taste and your pesto sauce is ready.

Serve the calamari in pieces over the salad. Drizzle with pesto sauce and garnish with sourdough bread and lime wedges.

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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

468
Calories (kcal)
23 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

31.0
Total Fat (g)
44 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

9.3
Saturated Fat (g)
47 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

11.0
Total Carbs (g)
4 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

7.8
Sugars (g)
9 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

34.0
Protein (g)
68 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

1.6
Fibre (g)
6 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

1.4
Sodium (g)
23 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.