Spaghetti con i Calamari

Spaghetti with squid

Preparation info
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Pasta Italian Style

By Patricia Lousada

Published 1991

  • About

The Italians well know the virtues of this delectable seafood. All along the coast it is used in many ways. A favourite dish is this sauce served over spaghetti.


  • lb (675 g) squid, as small as possible
  • 5 tablespoons (5 X 15


To prepare the squid

Hold the sac in one hand and pull off the head and tentacles with the other. Cut the tentacles off and reserve. Extract the long flexible bone from the sac as well as any gelatinous matter and discard. Rinse the sac under cold running water, peel off as much purple skin as you can and dry with kitchen towelling. Cut the sacs into rings and the tentacles into piece