How to make Squid with Onions & Nuts Sauce.
Ingredients for 4 servings:
750 grs of fresh fresh squid (ask your fishmonger to clean and cut it for you)
4 red fresh shrimps
2 big onions
2 garlic cloves
35 grs of toasted and peeled almonds
115 ml of Fino de Jerez wine
1/2 a teaspoon of ground red pepper (De la Vera is a great choice)
some parsley branches
a bay leave
extra virgin olive oil
ground black pepper and salt
Take a big sauce pan and pour a bit of extra virgin olive oil.
Fry the shrimps only 1 minute when the oil is hot. Reserve.
Place the almonds in a mortar and smash.
Mince the parsley (clean and dry).
Clean the bay leave and reserve.
Peel the onions and garlic and cut in small pieces.
Place the onion inside the big sauce pan on the oil and juices the shrimps left, soften until transparent.
Pour the garlic now and three table spoons of the smashed almonds.
Stir at low heat until it all mixes well and place the squid cut in rings.
Cook for 5 minutes and pour the wine.
Let the alcohol evaporate at high heat.
Add a cup of mineral water and place the bay leave inside the sauce pan.
Low the heat to medium and pour the parsley (reserve just a bit aside) and the ground red pepper. Mix well.
Cover with a lid and let it cook for 30 minutes at low/medium heat.
Be careful and add more water if needed.
Taste and add salt if you want.
Add the rest of the almonds and cook for another 2 minutes.
Prepare the dishes with the rest of the parsley on top of the squid rings and the shrimp.