Calamari Rellenos

Total Time:
1 hr 5 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
50 min

Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients
  • Rock Shrimp Stuffing:
  • 1 box calamari, ask for tubes only 3 to 5 per box
  • Rock shrimp stuffing, recipe follows
  • Corn puree, recipe follows
  • Red pepper sauce, recipe follows
  • Chives, chopped
  • Black beans, whole cooked
  • Tomato concasse
  • Goat cheese
  • Tempura batter, recipe follows
  • Corn Puree:
  • 8 ears corn, grate on hand grater (coarse)
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper
  • Red Pepper Sauce:
  • 2 cups roasted red peppers (3 large peppers)
  • 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • For the Rock Shrimp Stuffing:
  • 1 tablespoon shallots, chopped
  • 2 cups cooked rock shrimp (chop rough)
  • 2 tablespoons chives
  • 1 large roasted red pepper chopped
  • 3/4 cup black beans, cooked
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro and parsley mix, chopped
  • 1 cup goat cheese
  • 3/4 cup pepper Jack cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Directions
Corn Puree:

For Corn Puree: Simmer for 10 minutes. Blend with hand blender.

Red Pepper Sauce:

Mix all ingredients and simmer for 5 minutes. Puree, strain and put in squirt bottle.

For the Rock Shrimp Stuffing:

Saute shallots, shrimp and chives together. Cool on sheet pan. Mix with remaining ingredients

Tempura Batter: 1 1/2 cups rice flour 2 tablespoons flour 1/4 cup cornstarch 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups cold water

Mix dry ingredients. Add water slowly, finish with a few ice cubes. Hold over a bowl filled with ice.

Assembly: Prepare corn puree and red pepper sauce and set aside. Clean calamari and check to make sure there are no holes. Make sure shrimp stuffing is cooked before stuffing calamari tube. Stuff full but allow room to pinch the end shut prior to frying. Coat calamari with tempura and fry at 330 degrees Fahrenheit until outside is golden brown. Cover plate with corn puree and place calamari on top. Paint with red pepper sauce. Garnish with goat cheese, chives, tomato concasse and black beans.


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