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  1. 3 lb Large fresh squid

  2. 1/2 c Olive oil

  3. 1 c Coarsely chopped onion

  4. -(packed) 1/3 c Long-grain rice

  5. 1/4 c Pine nuts

  6. 2 lg Garlic cloves; chopped

  7. 1/4 c Currants

  8. 3/4 c Dry white or red wine

  9. Salt & freshly ground pepper -to taste 3/4 c Chopped fresh parsley

  10. -(packed) 1/4 c Chopped fresh dill, packed

  11. 4 tb Chopped fresh mint

  12. 2 c Peeled, seeded tomatoes

  13. 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic and currants to rice and stir quickly with a woodent

  14. 1/4 cup wine and 1/4 cup water. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until liquid is almost completely absorbed and rice is soft but only about half cooked, about 15 minutes. About 5 minutes before removing skillet from heat, add parsley, dill and mint. Remove and let cool enough to handle. Using a small teaspoon or a butter knife, carefully fill about three quarters of each squid with the rice mixture. Use toothpicks to secure closed. Pour remaining olive oil into a large stewing pot. Place squid carefully in pot. Pour in remaining wine and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer, covered for about 1-1/2 hours, or until rice is cooked and squid fork-tender. Twenty minutes before removing squid from heat, add chopped tomatoes to pot and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Check throughout cooking to see if more water is necessary so that mixture doesn't dry out. Serve squid hot or cold with a simple green salad. SERVING SUGGESTIONS: This dish needs a delicate wine such as a Robola Callinga or Santorini Boutari. Serve with wild greens (horta), 'horiatiki salata (village salad), and a beautiful olive bread. Source: The Food and Wine of Greece - by Diane Kochilas ISBN:

  15. 0-312-05088-7 Typed for you by Karen Mintzias


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