Squid Stock with Citrus Fruits (Metric)

Customary version of recipe

Yields 660 ml.

Ingredient Amount
Olive oil, extra virgin 30 ml.
Squid, washed and drained 900 g
Onions, chopped 240 ml.
Carrots, chopped 180 ml.
Leeks, chopped, white and light green parts only 240 ml.
Celery, chopped 240 ml.
Water 3 liters
Limes, grated zest of 3 ea.
Lemon, zest 15 ml.
Orange, zest 15 ml.


  1. Heat the oil in a medium stockpot over medium-high heat and add the squid. Stir for 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the onions, carrots, leeks, and celery and continue to cook, stirring frequently until the vegetables are lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the water lemon juice, and orange juice and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to 660 ml., about 55 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and strain through a fine wire mesh sieve or a large strainer lined with cheesecloth. Season to taste with the salt and pepper, and stir in the lime, lemon, and orange zests.

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Recipe credit: Joaquín Felipe, as presented at the Worlds of Flavor International Conference & Festival. Published with permission of the author. All rights reserved. Presented at Kitchen Workshop I A on Friday, Nov. 3, 2006.

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