This flavorful Simmered squid dish from Vera Cruz in Mexico would be good with warmed flour tortillas
, for do-it-yourself tacos.
Heat the oil in a pan and lightly fry the squid until it turns opaque. Season with salt and pepper and remove from the pan with a draining spoon.
Add the onion and garlic to the remaining oil in the pan and cook until softened. Stir in the tomatoes, chile, herbs, cinnamon, allspice, sugar, and olives. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 5-10 minutes until the mixture thickens slightly. Uncover the pan and cook for another 5 minutes to concentrate the flavors and reduce the liquid.
Stir in the reserved squid and any of the juices that have gathered. Add the capers and heat through.
Adjust the seasoning if necessary, then serve, garnished with fresh cilantro.