Saturday, January 14, 2012

Marinated Grilled Calamari

D made this. It was easy. It was good. We had with Caramelized Shallots, Brussel Sprouts and Pancetta.
According to my calculations, with halving the oil (like D did) and excluding the bread, this is 346 calories/serving.

Marinated Grilled Calamari

Photo by ALB

Time: 30 minutes, plus at least 1 hour to marinate.
YIELD: Serves 4
TOTAL:1 Hour, 30 Minutes
COURSE: Main Dishes

2 pounds cleaned calamari (squid), tubes and tentacles separated but whole
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons red chile flakes
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided (used 1/3 C)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, divided (used 2TBSP)
1 teaspoon sea salt, divided (used 1/2 tsp)
1/2 loaf crusty bread such as ciabatta, cut in half horizontally

1. In a medium bowl, combine calamari, garlic, chile flakes, parsley, 1/3 cup oil, 2 tbsp. lemon juice, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Chill, stirring often, 1 to 5 hours.

2. Pour calamari and marinade into a colander over a bowl. Brush marinade over cut sides of bread; grill on each side over high heat (450° to 550°) until grill marks appear, 3 to 5 minutes. Cut into slices.

3. Grill calamari tubes, turning once, just until firm, 3 minutes. Meanwhile, using tongs, drop tentacles in clumps onto grill just to firm up, then spread out to cook evenly, 4 minutes total. Put calamari in a dish and drizzle with remaining oil, lemon juice, and salt. (didn't do) Serve with bread.

Sunset SEPTEMBER 2009

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