Spicy Calamari With Bacon and Scallions

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Chef Kate

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)

Top Review by Parsley

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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  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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