Calamari pasta

Calamari pasta


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About this recipe: A fantastic calamari pasta dish. Squid is combined with passata, garlic, red wine and crushed red chilli, then tossed with linguine. You can use spaghetti or fettuccine if it's what you have to hand. Also, ask your fishmonger to clean the calamari for you. Enjoy!


Serves: 8 

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 800g passata
  • 700ml water
  • 125ml red wine
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • crushed red chilli to taste
  • 500g linguine pasta
  • 1.25kg squid, cleaned and sliced into rings

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and cook until lightly brown. Stir in passata, water, red wine, salt, sugar and crushed red chilli. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add linguine and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  3. Stir calamari into the tomato mixture. Continue to simmer approximately 15 minutes, until squid is opaque. Check frequently to avoid overcooking squid. Serve squid and sauce over cooked linguine.

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Went down very well. Again, I used fresh chills instead of flaked but it needed more than the one I put in. - 28 Apr 2015

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