Low-Fat Calamari in Tomato Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

I came up with this recipe to use up some calamari I had in the freezer. It's great on it's own, or as a topping for steak.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 kg squid, hoods
  • 500 ml passata
  • 2 teaspoons dried chili pepper flakes
  • 5 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


  1. Slice squid into 1/2 inch thick slices. Set aside.
  2. Place all ingredients except squid in a large pan (I used an electric wok). Bring to the boil, then turn down and simmer for 15 minutes, or until sauce starts to thicken.
  3. Add squid, and cook, stirring, until squid is tender and cooked through (about 4-6 minutes).
  4. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Absolutely delicious! This recipe is so good and really showcased the squid. I wasn't sure what passata was but lo and behold, it was on the grocery store shelf with the pasta sauces! I used the whole bottle of passata (660ml) so I would have enough sauce for our pasta. I cooked the squid for 5 minutes and it was done to perfection! I highly recommend having this on pasta because it really soaked up all the goodness. Made for PRMR. Thanks Sara 76!

Nif September 21, 2011