Stewed cuttlefish with white beans

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 1:10 h
  • Ready In : 1:20 h
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The traditional Portuguese flavors are always welcome in a family lunch! Prepare this stewed cuttlefish with white beans for your family, they will love it!

Units: Metric (Units: US)


  • 1 kg (2 1/4 pounds) cuttlefish cut into pieces
  • 400 grams (14 ounces) white beans
  • 2 medium onions
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 50 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 medium ripe tomatoes
  • 4 bay leaves
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Coriander (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)


    Step 1

    1. Soak the beans overnight.

    Step 2

    1. In a pressure cooker with one liter (4 cups) of water cook the beans about 15 to 20 minutes. When the beans are cooked, turn off the heat, drain the beans with a skimmer and set aside. Reserve the beans cooking water.

    Step 3

    1. In a saucepan, put the chopped onion, chopped garlic, olive oil, the peeled tomato cut into small pieces, the bay leaf and the cuttlefish. Season with a little salt, paprika and pepper. Stir with a wooden spoon and place the pan over low heat for about 55 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Step 4

    1. When the cuttlefish are cooked, add the beans and season with a little more salt if necessary. Stir and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour the beans cooking water (about 350 ml (1 1/2 cups)), stir and cook over low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Step 5

    1. Turn off the heat, sprinkle with chopped coriander and serve.

Stewed cuttlefish with white beans | Food From Portugal

Stewed cuttlefish with white beans

Nutrition facts per serving (4 servings)

Calories: 580

Total Fat: 25 g(38%)

Saturated Fat: 3 g(15%)

Cholesterol: 195 mg(65%)

Sodium: 940 mg(39%)

Total Carbohydrate: 32 g(11%)

Protein: 54 g

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