This is one of the seven fish dishes we serve at Christmas time. It is easy to make and quite delicious! I enjoy it served both warm and cold. Either way, it has become one of our traditional dishes each year. The recipe has been passed down to me through my grandparents, who were excellent cooks. -Paul Rinaldi, Easton, Pennsylvania
Provided by Taste of Home
Yield 6 servings.
Number Of Ingredients 12
- Chop calamari tentacles; cut body into 1/2-in. rings., In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add anchovies if desired; stir in parsley and garlic. Cook 1 minute. Add wine; stir in mushrooms, if desired, and seasonings. Add calamari; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until calamari is tender, 2-3 minutes. Remove pan from heat; cool slightly., In a serving bowl, toss celery, olives, lemon juice and calamari mixture. May be served warm, or refrigerated and served cold.
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- In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, red wine vinegar, and garlic.
- In a medium saucepan, bring the wine and water to a low boil. Stir in the squid and cook until opaque, about 2 minutes. Drain and cool.
- In a large bowl, mix the celery, cilantro, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, cucumber, green onions, parsley, jicama, and jalapeno. Toss gently with the squid and the olive oil dressing mixture. Chill until serving.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 235.6 calories, Carbohydrate 10.9 g, Cholesterol 132.2 mg, Fat 14.6 g, Fiber 2.9 g, Protein 10.5 g, SaturatedFat 2.1 g, Sodium 51.6 mg, Sugar 3 g
From Gourmet magazine comes this wonderful calamari salad - and although it is delicious eaten right after preparation, it's even better if you allow it to chill for 8 hours in the refrigerator then bring it to room temperature for serving.
Provided by Julesong
Yield 8 servings as a side dish, 4 serving(s)
Number Of Ingredients 14
- (If you got whole squid, clean them first: gently pull the head and tentacles away from the body, then pull out the backbone from inside the body and discard it and the intestines and ink sac; cut the tentacles from the head just below the eyes and discard head; remove membrane from body.).
- Rinse all the squid under running water and pat dry.
- Cut the tentacle bunches in half, and cut the bodies into 1/4 to 1/3-inch wide rings; cut the wings from the bodies.
- Fill a 5 or 6 quart pot full of water, add a couple teaspoons of salt, and bring it to a boil.
- Prepare a bowl of ice water.
- Cook all the prepared squid pieces in the boiling water until just opaque, a brief 40 to 60 seconds, then remove from pot and immediately plunge into the ice water to halt the cooking.
- When squid has cooled, transfer to a colander, let drain, and pat dry; set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, vinegar, oil, garlic, salt, and pepper; add in onion, stir, and let the dressing stand for 5 minutes.
- In a large bowl, combine the cooked squid, olives, tomatoes, celery, parsley, basil, and feta (if using), then toss with the dressing.
- Let salad stand, tossing occasionally, for at least 15 minutes to allow the flavors to develop.
- Note: although good eaten right after preparation, it's even better if you chill it for 8 hours - tossing occasionally - then bring it to room temperature before serving (about 1 hour); also, some people prefer the onion to be sautéed lightly before adding it to the salad.
- Makes 4 main course servings, 8 side dish servings.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 369.1, Fat 21.9, SaturatedFat 3.3, Cholesterol 397, Sodium 474.5, Carbohydrate 14.8, Fiber 2.6, Sugar 4.3, Protein 28.3
- Rinse squid under cold running water, then lightly pat dry between paper towels. Halve tentacles lengthwise and cut bodies (including flaps, if attached) crosswise into 1/3-inch-wide rings.
- Cook squid in a 5- to 6-quart pot of boiling salted water , uncovered, until just opaque, 40 to 60 seconds. Drain in a colander and immediately transfer to a bowl of ice and cold water to stop cooking. When squid is cool, drain and pat dry.
- Whisk together lemon juice, vinegar, oil, garlic, salt, and pepper in a small bowl, then stir in onion and let stand 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine squid, olives, tomatoes, celery, and parsley in a large bowl. Toss with dressing and season with salt and pepper. Let stand at least 15 minutes to allow flavors to develop.
THE BEST CALAMARI SALAD
- Clean calamari remove the fins and skin.
- If you wish to use the tenacles cut them off above the eyes remove the hard center.
- Cut the calamari into small rings.
- Cook the calamari in boiling salted water for approx 1 minute drain and rinse under cold water.
- Put into serving bowl add all the chopped ingredients stir to combine.
- In a small bowl add vinegar and lemon juice wish in olive oil to make an emulsion
- add to salad and stir to combine.
- Refrigerate for several hours before serving.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Prepare an ice water-bath; set aside. Add calamari rings to boiling water and cook until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Immediately transfer calamari to ice water bath; let cool 15 to 30 minutes. Drain calamari and set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together olive oil, lemon juice, celery, olives, garlic, and basil. Add calamari and toss until well combined. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
GRAMMY'S CALAMARI SALAD
- In a medium bowl, mix lemon juice, garlic, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
- Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Stir in squid, and cook about 3 minutes, or until tender; drain.
- Toss squid, olives, and celery with the lemon juice mixture. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator until serving.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 119.3 calories, Carbohydrate 6.8 g, Cholesterol 264.5 mg, Fat 2.2 g, Fiber 1.3 g, Protein 18.2 g, SaturatedFat 0.5 g, Sodium 108.5 mg, Sugar 0.2 g
- To a large pot of boiling water, add lemon juice and salt. Add squid rings and cook for about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Drain.
- Combine onion, celery, garlic, parsley, olive oil, vinegar and herbs with cooked squid and serve at room temperature or cool.
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