Heat and time for stuffed squid in oven?
I'm finding quite a lot of mixed opinions on squid. While most agree that you either have to cook it slow or very quickly, I am having trouble finding good information about how long (and how high heat) stuffed calamari should be in oven.
I see pretty much everything from 275 to 350 degrees, from 20 minutes to 1h30min and I have only cooked squid once (and it wasn't stuffed!) so I have no idea which one to test. It's gonna be stuffed with bread, herbs, ham, tentacles, onion and such; nothing too sensitive to overcooking like shrimps or so!
Anyway, as already mentioned I am just not sure which heat and time to pick and everywhere I go, I just keep reading different opinions. Last time I made squid was my first time and it turned out horribly so my family were not too happy when I told them I wanted to cook squid again so I really got to prove myself here! So what do you think?
Is there a specific recipe you're working from?
I do know that unless you're going to quickly grill them (& if your filling is already cooked, you can certainly do that), any "baking" needs to be done with some liquid in the pan - so it really ends up more like a semi-braise. And depending on the size of the squid, 30-45 minutes seems to be the most common amount of time, followed by the "until tender" rule. I'd use one as a sacrifice squid & slice & taste-test while cooking so you know exactly when they're perfectly done. Overcooked squid is a crime.
Yeah it's a recipe from some spanish cookbook. It's basically just cook everything, add some egg in the pan at the end, cool, stuff and grill for 6 minutes.
1) If I am to judge what most comments on the internet says, 6 minutes is a bad method....
2) I was thinking of just grilling it very quickly but I was thinking there wouldn't be enough time for the filling to heat up so I started searching for some slower cooking methods and....
3) I was thinking of preparing some tomato sauce and pour it over the squid and cook it in the oven.