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Stuffed Squids “Rivica”

  • 12.06.2006.
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 4
  • 60 min

Restaurant “Rivica” in Njivice, winner of diploma “Maison de gualite Saint Fortunat”, introduced island Krk among European élite. For the fact some credit have even Kvarner squids from which Ivica Lesica masterly prepared a new dish.


  • 1 kg midsized squids
  • 100 g prosciutto
  • 250 g radicchio
  • 2-3 garlic, cloves
  • parsley
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 100 ml mixture of olive and sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon Vegeta


  1. 1.
    Clean squids and prepare a stuffing: finely chop tentacles and prosciutto, add radicchio sliced in thin strips, finely chopped parsley and garlic. All season with freshly ground pepper and Vegeta; stir.
  2. 2.
    Fill squids with prepared stuffing and open ends fasten with toothpicks.
  3. 3.
    Squids arrange into a saucepan on cold oil, cover and gently sauté both sides under the lid about 15 to 20 minutes.


With sautéd squids, serve fried slices of potatoes and any kind of lettuce salad.


Instead radicchio you may put leaves of young spinach into the stuffing.

Little secret

For stuffing squids easier cut the opening a little to widen it.

Energy and nutritive values

Energy and nutritive values are calculated for one serving (i.e. for 1 person). If it is a dessert, energy and nutritive values have been calculated for 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 691 / 2.888 - -
Fat g 43,16 - -
Carbohydrates g 22,65 - -
Dietary fibre g 0,56 - -
Protein g 50,86 - -
Salt g 2,55 0 0
Vitamin A μg 104,37 3 2
Vitamin E mg 19,90 90 90
Vitamin C mg 20,75 28 23
Niacin mg 16,36 117 82
Potassium mg 958,00 26 26
Calcium mg 111,39 11 11
Phosphorus mg 701,64 88 88

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)