Top Rated Calamari Recipes

Watermelon Salad
Spice up lightly-flavored calamari and sweet watermelon in this crunchy, chewy, and beautiful salad.This recipe is courtesy of Martha Stewart.
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pasta
Tonnarelli, square spaghetti-like pasta, is shape traditionally made in the Lazio region in Italy. Here, fresh tonnarelli is served in a tomato based sauce topped with shrimp, clams, and calamari. This recipe comes courtesy of I Truilli restaurant in NYC and is best enjoyed with a crisp glass of Barone Fini Italian Pinot Grigio.August 15th marks the Italian holiday of Ferragosto celebrating the peak of summer. To honor the holiday, I Truilli will be hosting a special dinner benefiting the NYC Food Bank. 
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4.5
Calamari
Marinated in bright and aromatic herbs and topped with crunchy cucumber and tangy feta cheese, this recipe is a fantastic seafood-filled twist on a more traditional Greek Salad. 
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Calamari Ripieni Stuffed Calamari
A stuffed calamari recipe prepared by Chef Luigi Diotaiuti of Al Tiramisu restaurant in Washington D.C. "Don’t mistake this beautiful second course for a simple, home style one. While most of the calamari dishes served in the US consist of battered and fried rings that can conceal second rate quality, this dish requires top notch ingredients. The quality of cheese, bread, and calamari itself all play a role in elevating this plate to new heights. Serve with polenta or mashed potatoes." — Chef Luigi Diotaiuti
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I was inspired to make this grilled calamari with anchovy and capers after my recent trip to Rome.  My husband and I enjoyed anchovy and capers from Tuscany to Rome and since we love fish I decided to create this perfect dish.  We enjoyed with company as a primi and all shared from the plate.  Of course, you can dip fresh bread in the sauce. I used San Marzano tomatoes from my favorite Italian store Ingredients in Hartford, CT at D&D Market and the calamari came from my favorite fish market in Wethersfield, CT at City Fish, Wethersfield, CT. For this recipe and other entertaining tips from Cindy's Table, click here.
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Spaghettini with Baby Calamari, Bottarga, and Lemon Zest
The clean, bright flavor of lemon zest pairs well with raw tuna belly, tuna roe, sage, and a bit of heat from red pepper flakes in this easy-to-make seafood pasta from chef Roberto Deiaco. Serve this as a first course in a dinner party and you'll be sure to impress guests. See all spaghetti recipes.
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Ceviche del Pacifico
What's the secret to this delicious ceviche recipe? In a word: tequila. Shrimp and dorade marinate in the refrigerator for a few hours in a mixture of lime juice and tequila while calamari and mussels steam in white wine, adding an interesting twist to traditional ceviche with a cooked component.
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This is an extremely satisfying dish, with richly flavored rice and browned calamari that will surprise even those who think they don't like squid. The same recipe can also be made with peeled shrimp instead of calamari.
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Couscous Stew With Grilled Calamari and Zhoug
There is nothing quite like the aroma of calamari on the grill to awaken memories of holidays by the sea. So fire up the barbecue and eat this in the garden on a hot summer’s night. The couscous is thick, rich, and intensely spicy — the perfect foil to simply grilled calamari. It is also delicious served cold. Zhoug is a fiercely hot coriander (cilantro) relish, which is the perfect condiment for many seafood dishes. — Greg and Lucy Malouf, authors of Moorish
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3.6
Fried Calamari
For this twist on fried calamari, Chef Thiele adds tangy banana peppers and capers, which add a burst of saltiness to each bite. The best part? The side of marinara sauce for dipping.
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3
Stuffed Calamari with Tomato Sauce, Polenta
Every Wednesday there is a tradition in our family – “Seafood Pasta Night.” Sometimes as an alternative I make this delicious seafood dish of Stuffed Calamari with Tomato Sauce which I serve on a bed of luscious, warm truffled polenta. If truffles aren’t your favorite, substitute with regular polenta, if short on time, use store-bought good quality Arrabbiata or Marinara sauce to go along with this dish. Calamari tubes are stuffed with sweet combination of seafood such as scallops, shrimp, and calamari which are processed to make smooth paste. Then I add cheese and seasonings to develop that slightly zesty, robust flavor and texture. It is also easier to work with the seafood in the paste form when stuffing the calamari tubes. It takes only 20 minutes to cook stuffed calamari and then, prego, enjoy this delightful dish! — Svitlana Flomm, Art de Fete
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Simple and delicious, this calamari is lightly dusted in flour, salt, and pepper, and fried in hot olive oil. Serve with fresh lemon. I would enjoy a Sicilian white with Calamari Fritti — Firriato Etna Bianco 2012, Sicilia comes to mind when I think of fried calamari.
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