Friday, September 6, 2013

Pasta with Calamari

I only need one word to describe tonight's dinner - Amazing! I found the recipe on the Napoli Unplugged blog. The recipes on this blog are so similar to my mom's cooking.

I only used Calamari in our sauce, I was going to add Cod but decided to save that for another meal. The whole meal came together in about an hour.

For the sauce I used the few San Marzano tomatoes I had purchased last Saturday, they were perfectly ripe. I peeled and seeded the tomatoes, chopped them up and added them along with a can of diced tomatoes to a saute pan that was heated up with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. I chopped up a hot cherry pepper and added it to the pan, we do like spicy food. Seasoned the pan with fresh chopped parsley, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper. And I added a little white wine. That cooked down for about 20 minutes. Then I added the Calamari. I set the temperature on the pan to low and let it cook for another 20 minutes, stirring it frequently and watching it carefully, Calamari can get rubbery if not watched.

It was just perfect!

And the wine we picked was Mastro Aglianico Campania. Loved it. Really nice for the price.


Catherine said...

Dear Lucia, This is a wonderful meal. I love it.
I haven't made something like that in a long while. Delicious.
p.s. the size pan I used was 12".

Blessing and have a beautiful Sunday.
Catherine xo

CQUEK said...

i love calamari