Montenegrin squid stew – Čorba od liganja
A simple preparation of squid stewed with a few vegetables – producing a rich, hearty and flavoursome meal packed with flavour.
virgin olive oil
2 heaped tbsp
chopped (I used kipflers)
cleaned, skinned and sliced
(use chicken, vegetable or fish – I used Vegeta)
Salt & black pepper
Get a large saucepan over medium heat, add the oil and onions and sauté for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and continue cooking for 3-4 minutes.
Stir through the thyme and paprika and cook for 1 minute. Pour in the wine and simmer for a few minutes, then add the tomato paste, tomatoes, potatoes, squid, stock and chilli.
Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer, allowing it to cook for 1 hour. Give it a stir every so often and half way through add a little salt and as much pepper as you like.
When it’s done, the liquid should be reduced and the potatoes and squid nice and tender.
Stir through the parsley and serve hot with crusty bread.