Sardinian fregola with seafood

Sardinian fregola with seafood

 Specialty of Sardinia. Here it is cooked with a cornucopia of seafood in a rich sauce.

Ingredients

Serves 2

For the stewed squid

  • 1 tsp olive oil

  • 1 tsp garlic oil

  • 1 sprig thyme

  • 50g/2oz shallots, finely sliced

  • 200g/7oz squid, cleaned and cut into small squares

  • 50ml/2fl oz white wine

  • 1 tbsp tomato purée

  • fine sea salt

For the fregola

  • 3 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped

  • 1 tbsp shallots, finely chopped

  • ½ red chilli, finely chopped

  • 1 sprig thyme

  • 110g/4oz fregola

  • 300ml/11fl oz fish stock

  • 125g/6 clams

  • 175g/12 mussels

  • 60ml tomato sauce

  • 60g/2¼oz cherry tomatoes, halved

  • small bunch basil, leaves only

  • 125g/4¼oz shrimps

  • 2 small red mullet fillets

  • 2 scallops, cleaned

  • 1 tsp chives, finely chopped

  • 1 tsp dill, finely chopped

  • 1 tsp tarragon, finely chopped

  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper