Calamari

Calamari recipes are a popular seafood dish that can be traced back to ancient Greece. The word “calamari” comes from the Greek word for squid, and these recipes typically feature squid that has been fried or grilled. Calamari can be served as an appetizer or main course, and there are many different ways to prepare it.

Some of the earliest recorded calamari recipes date back to the 1st century AD. These recipes were typically made with boiled squid that was then seasoned with various spices. In the centuries that followed, the dish began to spread to other parts of the Mediterranean and eventually made its way to Italy. It was here that fried calamari became a popular way to prepare the dish.

Fried calamari is often served with a dipping sauce, such as marinara or aioli. Grilled calamari is another popular option, and it can be served with a variety of sauces or simply lemon juice. Calamari can also be stuffed with various fillings, such as cheese, vegetables, or seafood.

Advice

When making calamari, it's important to start with the freshest ingredients possible. Make sure to purchase squid that is firm and has a clean smell. If the squid isn't fresh, it won't taste as good. When cutting the squid, be sure to use a very sharp knife so that the cuts are precise and even. If the squid pieces are too large or small, they won't cook evenly. Finally, cook the calamari quickly and over high heat. This will ensure that the calamari is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

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Recipes

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Spicy Calamari With Fregola

  • olive oil
  • salt
  • tomato
  • fregola sarda
  • onion
  • basil
  • white wine
  • red pepper
  • oregano
  • saffron
  • calamari
  • chicken broth
  • anchovy
  • garlic
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Paccheri al sugo di calamari

  • aglio spicchi
  • calamari già puliti
  • olio extravergine 'oliva
  • paccheri
  • passata di pomodoro
  • peperoncino fresco
  • pomodorini ciliegino
  • prezzemolo tritato cucchiai
  • sale fino
  • vino bianco
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Calamari in umido

  • aglio spicchio
  • calamari
  • olio extravergine 'oliva
  • olio extravergine 'oliva
  • pepe nero
  • pomodori pelati
  • prezzemolo
  • sale fino
  • vino bianco
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Stuffed Calamari

  • CALAMARI
  • white wine
  • salt
  • red pepper flake
  • squid
  • butter
  • lemon zest
  • an
  • olive oil
  • shrimp
  • garlic
  • SAUCE
  • salt
  • red pepper flake
  • italian flat leaf parsley
  • olive oil
  • tomato
  • garlic
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Spicy 3-Minute Calamari

  • salt
  • tomato sauce
  • hot red pepper flake
  • calamari
  • caperberry
  • olive oil
  • currant
  • pine nut
  • garlic
  • green onion
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Fried Calamari

  • salt
  • lemon
  • oil
  • milk
  • squid
  • all purpose flour
  • cornstarch
  • baking powder
  • black pepper
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Grilled Calamari Salad

  • red pepper
  • pepperoncini peppers ring
  • olive oil
  • caper
  • basil
  • chervil
  • parsley
  • thyme
  • herb olive oil
  • lemon
  • calamari
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Grilled Calamari

  • parsley
  • essence
  • green
  • lemon
  • black pepper
  • cayenne pepper
  • oregano
  • thyme
  • lemon juice
  • onion powder
  • loaf focaccia bread
  • bodies squid tentacle
  • olive oil
  • red pepper flake
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • oregano
  • garlic
  • paprika
  • new potato
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Grilled Calamari Salad

  • red pepper
  • pepperoncini peppers ring
  • olive oil
  • caper
  • basil
  • chervil
  • parsley
  • thyme
  • herb olive oil
  • lemon
  • calamari
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Air-Fryer Calamari

  • panko bread crumb
  • egg
  • milk
  • all purpose flour
  • salt
  • salt
  • pepper
  • calamari
  • cooking spray
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Stuffed Calamari

  • salt
  • tomato
  • olive oil
  • onion
  • oregano
  • bread crumb
  • pecorino romano cheese
  • bay leaf
  • calamari
  • oregano
  • balsamic vinegar
  • tomato paste
  • garlic
  • parsley
  • red wine
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Stuffed Calamari in Gravy

  • salt
  • parsley
  • oregano
  • tomato sauce
  • tomato paste
  • olive oil
  • cheese
  • bread crumb
  • egg
  • onion
  • squid body
  • garlic
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Crispy Calamari with Pesto Mayonnaise

  • canola oil
  • green
  • chickpea
  • cinnamon
  • chickpea flour
  • cornstarch
  • pine nut
  • coriander
  • fennel seed
  • cauliflower
  • basil
  • parsley
  • dijon mustard
  • salt
  • aleppo pepper
  • egg yolk
  • calamari
  • olive oil
  • wondra flour
  • milk
  • lemon segment
  • preserved lemon rind
  • lemon juice
  • garlic
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Fried Calamari with Saffron Aioli and Agrodolce

  • canola oil
  • salt
  • salt
  • lemon wedge
  • all purpose flour
  • rice flour
  • caper
  • raisin
  • urfa biber
  • tomato paste
  • mint
  • squid
  • onion
  • fennel
  • garlic
  • saffron submerged
  • canola oil
  • white wine
  • dijon mustard
  • honey
  • egg yolk
  • olive oil

Ingredient Breakdown

 
salt
olive oil
garlic
calamari
parsley
squid
oregano
red pepper flake
lemon
onion
white wine
all purpose flour
egg
tomato
basil
red pepper
sale fino
thyme
bread crumb
milk
cornstarch
canola oil
caper
olio extravergine 'oliva
shrimp
plum tomato
lemon zest
mint
black pepper
pepper
shallot
tomato paste
chicken broth
anchovy
vino bianco
sage
parmesan cheese
spinach
green onion
tomato sauce
pine nut
baking powder
red wine vinegar
sugar
red wine
cayenne pepper
fennel
cooking spray
sherry vinegar
pepperoncini peppers ring
chervil
herb olive oil
green
lemon juice
null salt
dijon mustard
egg yolk
fregola sarda
saffron
aglio spicchi
calamari già puliti
paccheri
passata di pomodoro
peperoncino fresco
pomodorini ciliegino
prezzemolo tritato cucchiai
green pea
chive
saffron thread
hot chicken broth
turnip
leek
carrot
clean calamari
aglio spicchio
pepe nero
pomodori pelati
prezzemolo
marjoram
italian flat leaf parsley
butter
an
calamari medi
olio extravergine 'oliva cucchiai
pangrattato
paprika dolce
peanut oil
semolina flour
hot red pepper flake
caperberry
currant
oil
vegetable oil
ancho chile
lime
club soda
chipotle
semolina
chinese 5-spice powder
lettuce
thai
farina
olio di di arachide
inches calamari
cannellini bean
brussels sprout
white wine vinegar
italian american red sauce
vegetable
chili pepper
white cabbage
angel hair pasta
water
fresno
essence
onion powder
loaf focaccia bread
bodies squid tentacle
garlic powder
paprika
new potato
panko bread crumb
ricotta cheese
chicory
nullc bread crumb
null olive oil
null garlic
null marjoram
null pepper
almond
ahi dolce pepper
piquillo pepper
orange
artichoke heart
cured spanish chorizo
bell pepper
yellow bell pepper
anchovy paste
oil tomato
niçoise olife
arugula
pecorino romano cheese
bay leaf
balsamic vinegar
white bread
cannellini
cheese
squid body
chickpea
cinnamon
chickpea flour
coriander
fennel seed
cauliflower
aleppo pepper
wondra flour
lemon segment
preserved lemon rind
lemon wedge
rice flour
raisin
urfa biber
saffron submerged
honey
squid ring
squash
null durum wheat semolina
null chili pepper
null peanut oil

Insights

Staple Ingredients

  • salt 39%

Common Ingredients

  • garlic 25%
  • squid 25%

Usual Ingredients

  • olive oil 22%
  • calamari 19%

Rarey Ingredients

  • lemon 14%
  • parsley 14%