Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

A lighter way of eating calamari by the Italians


  1. Clean squid:.
  2. Hold squid with one hand, with the other hand hold head and pull gently, head and inside of body will come away in one compact piece.
  3. Cut tentacles from head.
  4. Remove bone found at open end of squid (it looks like a long thin piece of plastic).
  5. Clean squid under cold running water
  6. Rub off brown outer skin.
  7. Cut squid into 5mm rings.
  8. Drop rings into rapidly boiling water, reduce heat, simmer 10-15 minutes or until squid is tender.
  9. Drain.
  10. Combine lemon juice and oil.
  11. Add squid, cover, refrigerate overnight.
  12. Next day, add crushed garlic and parsley to marinade, mix well, let stand 2 hours or longer in marinade.
  13. Serve in the marinade.