Penne with Calamari, Zucchini & Their Flowers

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Limoncello and Linen Water

By Tessa Kiros

Published 2012

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Nice, summery and so simple, especially if you have zucchini growing in abundance. It’s also a good way of using some of those flowers that dress up the garden. Parmesan may not usually be served with this on account of the calamari, but I think it adds a lovely extra layer. You decide.


  • 600 g (1 lb 5 oz/about 8) small calamari (squid)
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Clean the calamari. Remove the ink sac and the beaky part around the tentacles. Keep small tentacles whole and halve them if big. Pull out and discard the transparent quill and rinse the calamari well. Slice the body into rings and keep on a plate with the tentacles.

Rinse the zucchini flowers and remove the inner parts. Cut each flower into 3-4 chunks. Keep aside on paper towels. Meanw