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Squid Recipes - Calamari Recipes - Seafood Recipes

The squid is a mollusk related to the cuttlefish and octopus. These recipes all use squid (also known as calamari) as an ingredient. Remember, squid must be cooked fast over high heat or simmered a long time to avoid being tough and chewy.

Beer Batter Squid Recipe
Fried calamari is a popular appetizer at restaurants. This version of fried squid uses a simple but flavorful beer batter. If you do not have a deep-fryer, simply use a deep, heavy skillet. Serve with condiment bowls of spaghetti sauce for dipping.

Black Risotto with Calamari Recipe
The delicious risotto becomes black and flavored by the squid's own ink sac. Extended cooking tenderizes the calamari. You will get a work-out for your arm since risotto requires a lot of stirring. The result is well worth it.

Blasted Squid with Gingered Cabbage Recipe
Squid (calamari) is flash-fried in salt over high heat, then served on top of sauteed cabbage and garlic. Use an anodized non-stick pan rather than a Teflon-style due to the high heat required.

Bouillabaisse (Seafood Stew) Recipe
This classic Marseilles seafood stew recipe uses a variety of fish and shellfish, including crab, squid, mussels, and lobster. It is a true seafood-lover's delight and worth the work. The seafood bones, heads, and shells are used to make the rich bouillon base of the chunky soup. You will need a very large stockpot for this recipe.

Christmas Eve Special Squid Recipe
It may seem like an odd combination, but squid cooked with garlic, onion, tomatoes, olives, raisins, and pine nuts is intriguingly delicious. Squid, also commonly known as calamari, must be either flash-cooked or slow-simmered to achieve ultimate tenderness. Anything in between results in chewy meat.

Coconut and Seafood Soup with Garlic Chives Recipe
Shrimp and squid are cooked in a rich fish broth with garlic chives, ginger, herbs, shallots, curry, and coconut milk. Fresh mussels or firm white fish may be substituted for the squid.

Garden Squid Chowder Recipe
Onions, mushrooms, and carrots are simmered with squid (calamari) and thickened with sour cream for a hearty chowder.

Grilled Squid Recipe
Squid (calamari) is simply flavored with olive oil and lemon juice, then quickly grilled to tender perfection. Squid must be cooked fast over high heat or slow-cooked to achieve tenderness. Anything in between results in a chewy mess.

Italian Fish Stew Recipe
Hearty fish stew contains whitefish, monkfish, mussels, squid, tomatoes, wine, saffron, thyme, and basil.

Kicked-Up Fried Calamari Recipe
Calamari (squid) is marinated in buttermilk and creole seasoning, then deep-fried to tender perfection. The buttermilk helps tenderize the squid. Serve as an appetizer or entree.

Linguine with Squid and Clams Recipe
Mixed seafood linguine pasta with squid or shrimp and clams is flavored with saffron, wine, ginger, and tomatoes for a dish sure to please family and friends.

Marinated Squid with Chickpeas and Chilli Recipe
Squid is quickly seared, then marinated with chickpeas, ginger, lemon, chile peppers, parsley, and cilantro. Squid is often better known as calamari. It can become tough and rubbery if over-cooked in this method, so be watchful. Do use fresh herbs. They are necessary to the dish.

Oven-Braised Squid with Wine Recipe
Squid (calamari) is slowly braised in the oven with wine and garlic, cinnamon, and tarragon, then served with parsley potato croutons.

Pasta with Mixed Seafood Recipe - Pasta alla Posillipo Recipe
Shrimp, squid, mussels, and clams are simmered in a garlic tomato sauce and served over linguine for an Italian seafood feast.

Seafood Paella Recipe
Seafood, rice, vegetables, and saffron are the key ingredients in a classic paella. This version is loaded with shrimp, squid, and scallops. The rice is flavored with a stock made of the shrimp shells.

Spicy Calamari Chowder Recipe
If you like conch chowder, try this version using calamari. It is thick and hearty with robust seafood flavor and just enough spiciness to tickle the tongue. This recipe calls for both the squid tubes and tentacles, but if you don't care for the tentacles, simply use an equal amount of the body instead. This method adds the squid rings last so they remain tender with little cooking. Serve in a bread bowl or accompanied by a crusty artisan bread.

Squid Stewed in Their Ink Recipe - Calamares en su Tinta Recipe
Squid ink intensifies the seafood flavor of squid cooked with tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Squid ink is now sold in many upscale grocery stores that carry fresh seafood. If you clean your own squid, you can harvest your own squid ink.

Squid with Ham Bernadette Recipe
Squid (calamari) tubes are stuffed with a mixture of ham and tomatoes, sauteed with onion and garlic, then baked in wine.

Squid with Tomatoes Recipe
Squid (calamari) is simmered in a sauce of tomatoes, garlic, oregano, and sherry wine. Serve with cooked white rice for a satisfying meal.

Stuffed Calamari (Squid) Recipe
Squid (calamari) is stuffed with a mixture of shrimp, bell pepper, celery, green onions, garlic, and crab, then baked in a vegetable tomato sauce. The stuffed calamari is served on a bed of linguine.

Stuffed Calamari on the Grill Recipe
Squid (calamari) is boiled, stuffed with a garlic, sun-dried tomato, bread, thyme, and scallion mixture, then grilled. The stuffed calamari is served with a fresh tomato, olive oil, and chive topping.

Sweet and Sour Squid Recipe
Try this unusual but easy method for squid in a sweet and sour broth. Serve with garlic bread to sop up the juices. You can have this on the table in under 30 minutes if you use pre-cleaned calamari.

Thai Squid Salad Recipe
Tasty Thai salad combines squid (calamari), lime juice, sweet onions, carrots, lettuce, mint, and cilantro. Adjust the amount of red pepper to suit your personal spicy meter.

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