Life can be exciting when you start to explore its small parts and think about them as one more opportunity to grow. Try different food, make it different with unusual flavors.
Our adventurous spirit brings stuffed squids on the menu that may inspire you to introduce more food in the keto diet. Make the diet simple but still yummy and enjoyable.
Squid is one of the delicious seafoods that is healthy and very low in calories. They have 645g of proteins per 1kg, which is high. (*) Unlike other fish such as sardines, squid or calamari is very lean and less fat.
Their concentration on minerals, fatty acids, and vitamin E can provide many benefits to your health. Na, K, Mg, and Zn are just some of the nutrients that can be found in most consumed squid species. (*)
For this recipe, we make a filling with cream cheese, mayo, Parmesan, and seasonings. You get so many different flavors in this small dish.
First, cream cheese gives a soft and creamy texture, and the second, a mix of seasonings, makes this whole dish even tastier with their exciting flavors.
Whenever you decide to make them, try some other ingredients, and find which work best for you. Switch mayo for mustard, Parmesan for some shredded Gouda, and add some meat, like sausage maybe.
You can make this dinner in less than 30 minutes. The trick is knowing to choose the right ingredients. Check the step by step recipe below and enjoy this keto dish.
Try to find the most quality squid. If you use frozen ones as we do, weight them after defrosting
Preheat the oven to 375F.
In a small bowl, combine full-fat cream cheese, mayo, and Parmesan, season with salt, pepper, dried parsley, and rosemary.
Cut squids in the center with a knife.
Then fill each squid with the cheese filling. Use toothpicks to close them.
Place squids on the parchment paper. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
That’s it! Easy-peasy! Squeeze some lemon juice and hot sauce such as sriracha sauce when you serve them! Enjoy!
Keto Stuffed Squid
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- Line a small baking tray with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients except the squid using a fork or a spoon.
- Cut each squid tube in the center with a knife.
- Fill them with the cheese mix and secure them using a toothpick.
- Transfer squids on the baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes.
- Once done, serve them warm and enjoy with a big bowl of salad.
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