Calamari in Balsamic Reduction

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by LaLa8224

I had this at a restaurant and ran home to figure out how to make it. It's such a delicious and unusual starter for a meal.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12-2 cups balsamic vinegar
  • 1 lb calamari, rings uncooked


  1. Bring a saucepan 3/4 full of water to a boil.
  2. Add the squid and cook until just firm (about 2-3 minutes)-do not overcook.
  3. Drain and rinse immediately under cold running water.
  4. Drain well and set aside.
  5. In a saucepan over low heat, simmer the balsamic vinegar (stirring occasionally) until it becomes thick and syrupy.
  6. It should reduce to about 1/2 cup or maybe less.
  7. Toss the calamari with the balsamic reduction and serve warm.

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