Calamari alla marinara Mediterranean Calamari

THE calamari alla marinara they are a tasty and fragrant second course. A typical Marche recipe, based on tomato, garlic And parsley, for quickly cooking small and tender squid. Serve them with bruschetta of garlic bread for an appetizing dinner with friends.

Ingrediants

  • 700 g of fairly small squid
  • 4 anchovies in salt
  • 20 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 dl of dry white wine
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small onion
  • parsley
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper

How to prepare: Calamari alla marinara

The recipe of calamari alla marinara it is characterized by simple ingredients: cherry tomatoes, garlic and parsley ensure its aroma. A little white wine to blend and soon a second dish very tasty, always good, and great when shared. The origin is that of the Marche cuisine, very varied and rich in sea and land products.

The squid it is a rather common mollusk in the Mediterranean Sea, with tender and delicate meat, it ensures a good protein content and is low in fat. Squids are very versatile in the kitchen and also loved by those who do not like fish with bones but appreciate intense dishes. taste of sea. The large ones are exceptional if stuffed, both offered “in white” as in our version of the stuffed calamari baked in the oven, and proposed with sauce like these stuffed calamari.

With the smaller ones you can prepare tasty first courses such as Tagliolini with turnip tops and squid or Lasagna with pumpkin, squid and fennel. Ours too calamari alla marinara they are excellent for seasoning pasta or cous-cous, just increase the number of cherry tomatoes to 30 so that the sauce is more abundant.

Fried calamari deserve a separate chapter: they are simply irresistible. Excellent traditional ones, which enrich the fried fish, but also try the fried calamari with almonds and puffed rice or the fried squid rings with curry panure.

OTHER TASTY RECIPES: Broad bean and squid soup, Calamari with potatoes and chard, Calamari with sauce, Polenta and squid

Easy Execution Preparation Time 30 min Cooking Time 30 min Servings 4

How to prepare: Calamari alla marinara

Preparation of Calamari alla marinara - Phase 1

Preparation of Calamari alla marinara - Phase 1

To prepare the marinara squid, start gutting the squid, wash them carefully under running cold water and dry them. In a pan, heat 5-6 tablespoons of oil and add the finely chopped onion and garlic cloves to flavor. When the onion has become transparent and the garlic cloves are golden, add the desalted anchovies.

Preparation of Calamari alla marinara - Phase 2

Preparation of Calamari alla marinara - Phase 2

When the anchovy fillets are almost melted, add the tomatoes cut in half and leave them to season for 5 minutes. Then add the squid.

Preparation of Calamari alla marinara - Phase 3

Preparation of Calamari alla marinara - Phase 3

Leave it to flavor briefly then pour in the wine and let it evaporate over a high flame, then continue cooking, over low heat, for about 20 minutes. Finally, adjust the salt and pepper.

Preparation of Calamari alla marinara - Phase 4

Remove the container from the heat, sprinkle with finely chopped fresh parsley and immediately serve the calamari alla marinara at the table.

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