Spicy Calamari With Bacon and Scallions

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Really simple yet the flavors are quite complex. From the November, 2007 edition of Gourmet. It's supposed to serve four as a main course; we found it sufficient for three as a starter (either a tribute to the recipe or just further proof that we love to eat)


  1. Rinse squid and dry on paper towels.
  2. Cut large tentacles in two and bodies into 1/2" rings.
  3. Cut bacon into 1" pieces and brown in a 12" skillet.
  4. Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain.
  5. Turn the heat to high, get bacon fat very hot.
  6. Toss calamari with 1/4 teaspoon of salt and add to skillet with the scallions and red pepper flakes.
  7. Saute till just done, about three minutes.
  8. Serve immediately, sprinkled with bacon.
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I consider this one of those "5-ingredient wonders." this is simple yet the flavors are excellent. I buy squid as tubes only and it's already cleaned so this was even easier. If you love squid, you must try this. Thanx, Chef Kate!

*Parsley* January 12, 2009