The Amalfi Coast is all about using fresh seafood and ingredients in their meals. With this recipe from our Mediterranean Cooking Experience, you can make a very traditional and simple – but always delicious – dish.
Squid is a seafood that is not used as commonly in the US, but it is an enormously popular ingredient in Italy, particularly around coast regions. You can find it at a supermarket with a good fish and seafood counter. You can also use frozen squid if fresh is not available (which would save you the trouble of cleaning the squid as well).
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Cook method: Sauté
- 1 squid
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- Pinch of salt
- Hot chili pepper
- 6 to 8 cherry tomatoes
- 1/4 cup white wine
1. Clean the squid; pull off the head and remove the plastic-like spine. Then scrape the white stuff from the inside with your fingers. Rinse well.
2. Brown the garlic with chili pepper and salt in very hot olive oil.
3. Cut off the ends of the squid and then slice into small rings. Pull of any remaining white mucous-like substance.
4. Sauté the squid until it is opaque. Add cherry tomatoes and mash them with a spoon. Reduce again for about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley.
Try another recipe from our friends on the Amalfi Coast for stuffed squid.
This dish makes a great starter, but you could also pair it with pasta for a “primo” piatto.
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By Peg Kern
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