Calamari Cooked in Wine with Pine nuts and Currants

Calamari Cooked in Wine with Pine nuts and

Currants

This Sicilian seafood dish is absolutely amazing. The unique combination of ingredients is full of flavor and aroma.

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg of fresh or frozen calamari,cleaned and washed
  • 2 large onions,finely chopped
  • 1 leek, white part only
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 ripe tomato,peeled and deseeded
  • 1 small cup of currants
  • 1 small cup of pine nuts
  • 1 cup of olive oil
  • a little cinnamon
  • 2-3 cloves
  • thyme
  • oregano
  • salt and pepper

Procedure:

Soak currants in warm water.

Place  calamari in a pan, without water, over low heat. Allow to soften and the juices to leave the flesh.

In another pan, heat the oil; saute the  spring onions and cook the pine nuts till transparent.

Add the calamari.

Stir 2-3 times along with the onions and the pine nuts; pour in the wine.

Add the garlic, pepper, herbs and spices; simmer over low heat.

When almost done, add the tomato  and the currants.

Cook till ready and the tomato has combined completely.

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