Recipe courtesy of Gwyn's

Calamari Rellenos

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  • Total: 1 hr 5 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 50 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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Corn Puree, recipe follows

Red Pepper Sauce, recipe follows

1 box calamari, ask for tubes only 3 to 5 per box

Rock Shrimp Stuffing, recipe follows

Tempura Batter, recipe follows

Goat cheese

Chives, chopped

Tomato concasse

Black beans, whole cooked

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

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


  1. 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.

Corn Puree:

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

Red Pepper Sauce:

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

For the Rock Shrimp Stuffing:

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

Tempura Batter:

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