Seppie nere alla Veneziana


  • Serves 6 people

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 kg cuttlefish, cleaned, cut into 3cm pieces, 2 ink sacs reserved
  • 250 ml dry white wine
  • 4 thyme sprigs
  • 250 ml (1 cup) fish or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup (loosely packed) flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
  • To serve: soft polenta
01   Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat, add onion and garlic and stir occasionally until tender (6-7 minutes). Add tomato paste, stir occasionally until mixture darkens (1-2 minutes), add cuttlefish and stir to combine. Add wine and thyme, bring to the simmer, reduce heat to low, add stock, add reserved cuttlefish ink to taste, season to taste, cover and simmer until tender (45-50 minutes). Serve hot, scattered with parsley, with soft polenta.
This recipe is from the April 2012 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller.
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