Spicy Sauteed Calamari over Pasta

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

I found this recipe on eastvillagekitchen.com and made it with my wife. It came out so good I had to add to my cookbook. If you like Fra Diavolo you'll love this! The version we just made was a little too spicy - I might try cutting down on the red pepper next time - but it was still really delicious. Great over pasta, or on its own as an appetizer (double the serving count for appetizer).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Give the squid a good rinse after you cut them into 1/2 inch rings. Be sure to drain out the rinse water in a strainer.
  2. Heat the extra virgin olive oil in a wok or shallow saute pan.
  3. Add chopped garlic to the oil and cook until the garlic begins to become translucent or browns up a little.
  4. Add the calamari.
  5. Add tomato paste, red pepper, salt, pepper,
  6. Saute on medium heat for 8 minutes.
  7. Add a handful of italian parsley.
  8. Saute on medium heat for 2 more minutes.
  9. Serve with some additional parsley over pasta.
Most Helpful

Delicious, and very simple to make. I added a little lime juice to give it a bit of zing. Lemon juice would probably work well too.

Dublin Sasha July 05, 2010