Diced cuttlefish in green salsa

Yesterday was a very good day.

The children were eager for “adventure” so in the morning, after breakfast, I got everyone in the car, choose one of the highways out of Madrid and set out to find unknown villages (to us).

After one hour or so we left the highway and drove by back roads up to a beautiful town called Perorrubio, in the province of Segovia. With a population of 14 people, the place was almost deserted, but we found THE tavern and there we enjoyed a delicious meal, served by the innkeeper, his wife and his daughter. All of them were charming.

After lunch we were still in the adventure mood, so we continue forward to the medieval town of Sepulveda, also beautiful, although bigger.

Finally we went for a walk by the Gorges of the Duraton River and while the kids put their feet in the cold current, from above watching us with curiosity the griffon vultures flown in and out of their nests which are in the high slopes of the canyon that harbor the river. The end of the day could not be better.

But let’s go back to business, the food. Today I bring you a nice and easy recipe. You won’t need more than 15 minutes to get it ready (if you buy the cuttlefish clean, that is) and I assure you that you shall be very pleased with the outcome.

Diced cuttlefish in green salsa


  • 600 g of a large cuttlefish
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 100 ml of sherry
  • 200 ml of fish broth
  • 1 sprig of chopped parsley
  • Flour
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt


Heat oil in a saucepan and sauté the onion until it is lightly brown. Then add the parsley, sherry and fish stock. Allow it to reduce, meanwhile, clean and dice the cuttlefish, add salt, cover with flour and fry in another pan with oil. Drain on paper towels.

Incorporate the cuttlefish to the pan and let it simmer for 1 minute before serving.


Source: Seasonal cuisine for Dummies

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19 thoughts on “Diced cuttlefish in green salsa

  1. Mad Dog July 28, 2012 at 03:49 Reply

    They look fantastic – I love that town you went to, too, what a great day out ;-)

    • Bluejellybeans July 28, 2012 at 16:26 Reply

      Thanks MD!
      Yes it was a good day :) The cuttlefish didn’t photograph well, but it was good too ;)

  2. bulldogsturf July 28, 2012 at 08:16 Reply

    Good pictures, good food, what more is there before heaven?.. wonderful post…

  3. Food,Photography & France July 28, 2012 at 08:52 Reply

    Very good dish. I thought there was coloured graffiti on the walls of the mediaeval building in the first shot, and then I realised it was your digimark:)

    • Bluejellybeans July 28, 2012 at 16:18 Reply

      Hi Roger!
      No! Just imagine…no, I don’t think any of the fourteen people in town will risk it ;)

  4. ceciliag July 28, 2012 at 16:32 Reply

    I also always enjoy it when you take us visiting around where you live, such history to go with your delightful meal! c

    • Bluejellybeans July 28, 2012 at 16:35 Reply

      Thank you C!
      I love sharing these little adventures with you :)

  5. Karen July 29, 2012 at 03:31 Reply

    A lovely adventure. The photo of the river looks like a painting. The cuttlefish recipe sounds terrific. My husband would so love your cooking.

    • Bluejellybeans July 29, 2012 at 03:53 Reply

      Hi Karen and thank you for your comment :)
      Yes, it was fun for all of us. I hope next week we can make another escapade ;)

  6. Tandy July 29, 2012 at 12:24 Reply

    What a lovely adventurous day :)

  7. niasunset July 30, 2012 at 09:12 Reply

    beautiful place/photographs… The recipe seems so nice so delicious too. Thank you dear Giovanna, love, nia

  8. Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen July 31, 2012 at 05:20 Reply

    The photo of your little forest setting was just so idyllic! What a great outing for everyone, including us reading along with you:) I will see if we have cuttlefish here.. I seem to say that so often. I am beginning to think our grocery stores are so limited!

    • Bluejellybeans July 31, 2012 at 18:26 Reply

      Hi!It was such a beautiful place, I loved it… I hope we could go again soon and stay a bit longer. I didn’t know that cuttlefish was something difficult to find in some places, but I guess this recipe will work equally fine with squid.Thanks for your comment :)

      • Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen August 1, 2012 at 18:16 Reply

        Sometimes I read a recipe and find out the ingredients (like cuttlefish) are and have always been in our shops but because I’ve never cooked it before my eyes don’t seem to see it, lol. I’ll be checking our fishmonger today here in Vernon, he’s got some pretty neat stuff!

  9. ambrosiana August 1, 2012 at 01:51 Reply

    Nice adventure. The river pic looks stunning!

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