Meatballs with cuttlefish

Meatballs with cuttlefish

Laura Edwards

A great example of a mar y montaña – sea and mountain – recipe, this dish always goes down a treat when I put it on the menu.

If you can’t get really good-quality Ibérico pork mincemeat, just use the best minced pork that you can find.

As you may know, you must cook squid and cu¢lefish either very slowly or very quickly. Here we’re cooking it really slowly so it’s lovely and tender.


Quantity Ingredient
200g minced pork
200g minced beef
3 garlic cloves, 1 crushed and 2 finely sliced
handful parsley, finely chopped
handful thyme sprigs, leaves stripped
75g fresh white breadcrumbs
1 free-range egg
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
olive oil, for frying
plain flour, to dust
1 large fresh cuttlefish, cleaned and cut into thin strips
2 onions, finely chopped
450g chopped fresh tomatoes
250ml fresh chicken stock


  1. Mix the two lots of minced meat with the crushed garlic, parsley, thyme, breadcrumbs and egg. Season well and mix all together then shape into small meatballs. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat a li¢le oil in a pan, dust the meatballs with flour and fry until golden brown and nearly cooked through. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Heat a li¢le more oil over a high heat and fry the cu¢lefish until browned all over. Remove with a slo¢ed spoon and set aside. Add the onions to the pan and fry for 10 minutes before adding the sliced garlic and tomatoes. Cook for 10 minutes more then add the stock and return the cu¢lefish to the pan. Season well and simmer very gently for 1 hour or until very, very tender. Add the meatballs and simmer for 5–10 minutes until they are nice and hot. Serve straight away.
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