Stewed cuttlefish with white beans

Stewed cuttlefish with white beans on a small tureen

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!

Category: Fish, Leguminous, Recipes, Typical Portuguese dishes
Servings:: 4
Prep Time:10 m
Cook Time:1:10 h
Total Time:1:20 h
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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)


  1. Soak the beans overnight.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Turn off the heat, sprinkle with chopped coriander and serve.
Stewed cuttlefish with white beans
Nutrition facts
Serves 4
Per Serving:
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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