This Basque inspired dish combines squid rings, garlic, red wine and chopped tomatoes for a flavourful seafood stew.


  • 750g/1½lb squid

  • 3 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 400g/14oz can of chopped tomatoes

  • 150ml/5fl oz red wine

  • 290ml/½ pint water

  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 20 turns of the black pepper mill


  • 1.

    Clean the squid. Cut the pouches into rings and separate the tentacles if large.

  • 2.

    Heat the oil in a large, heavy-based pan. Add the squid and cook over a high heat, stirring from time to time, until lightly browned.

  • 3.

    Add the onion and garlic to the pan and cook for about 5 minutes, until softened.

  • 4.

    Stir in the tomatoes, red wine, water and thyme and bring up to the boil. Cover and simmer very gently for 2 hours.

  • 5.

    Season with salt and pepper and eat as it is or use as a base for a fish stew.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 331kj
  • Fat Total 13g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Protein 30g
  • Carbohydrate 15g
  • Sugar 4g
  • Sodium 675mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Posted by Irene36Report
I have been using this recipe whenever I am in the mood for squid, for the last few years and have copied it and recommended it to many!! I used to love it with a Portuguese Pop, (a crusty bread), but I'm trying to get the breads out of my diet. So today, I'm building up the basic recipe and adding veggies like kale, carrots, mushrooms and small potatoes quartered.. hoping I don't miss the bread to sop up the delicious sauce!!!
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No leave the thyme in. I also sometimes add some sliced, waxy potatoes and some sliced chorizo to bulk it up a bit, been making it for years and all the family love it.