Cuttlefish in ink with meatballs. My mother's star recipe


This recipe for cuttlefish with meatballs is one of the dishes that my mother makes. It is the first time that I do it and I think I have managed to get quite close to the original recipe, although it has been a bit difficult for me to interpret the amount of ingredients, which my mother explained to me "by eye. The best thing is that you let yourself be guided a little by your personal tastes.

One way to speed up the work is to prepare the meatballs in advance, leaving them fried and waiting to be put into the casserole to be cooked. If you don't like cuttlefish ink you can do without them, but you don't know what you will be missing.


For 4 people
  • Big cuttlefish 1
  • Minced pork 150 g
  • Chopped veal 150 g
  • Egg 1
  • Loaf bread soaked in milk (one piece)
  • Bread crumbs
  • Wheat flour
  • Garlic
  • Fresh parsley, a bunch
  • Ground black pepper
  • Dark chocolate a bit
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Onion 1
  • Roasted almonds
  • Roasted hazelnuts
  • White wine

How to make cuttlefish in ink with meatballs

Difficulty: Easy
  • Total time 1 hour
  • Elaboration 1 hour

We clean the cuttlefish and chop it. We save some ink to add later. In a deep casserole we put oil and cold cuttlefish. We make it lightly and add white wine and the chopped onion. We remove. We add water until it covers with the ink and let it boil until the cuttlefish is soft.

To make the meatballs, we mix the two minced meats, two or three large minced garlic, the minced parsley, the salt, the pepper and the whole egg. We mix it together with a little flour and chopped biscuit. We form the small meatballs so that they take more flavor with the cuttlefish. We pass them through flour and fry them.

Once done, we add them to the casserole and cover them with water, letting them cook. We make a mince with the almonds, hazelnuts, the drained bread, some garlic and the chocolate and add it to the casserole. We rectify salt. We stir and serve.

With what to accompany the cuttlefish in ink with meatballs

Accompany this recipe for cuttlefish in ink with meatballs with boiled rice instead of bread, the combination is delicious, the rice combines very well with the resulting sauce. It is best to serve it in a bowl from which each diner can serve the desired quantity. You will tell me.

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