This Recipe includes
|Squid – any type of squid and calamari will do in this recipe, the wings, hood and tentacles will all work well.
|Olive oil – to make the sauce
|Garlic – you can use crushed garlic cloves, or garlic powder if you are in a hurry.
|Butter – to sauté the squid and for flavor
|Lemon – for the lemon juice
|Parsley – fresh parsley is preferable, but you can use dried parsley in a pinch.
|Pinch of salt and pepper
- Frozen squid works quite well in this recipe. If the squid is frozen, cook for an additional 5 minutes until it looks cooked.
Why we love it
If you are looking for a quick dinner idea, this easy sautéed lemon squid recipe delivers mouth-watering goodness in just 15 minutes. It’s so simple to make and is bursting with flavor as the lemon, garlic, and parsley marry so well with the calamari.
Calamari is such a versatile ingredient, along with being rich in protein, low in fat and high in vitamins and minerals. And it has a firm texture that lends itself to grilling, frying, and sautéing. I can’t help but be inspired every time I cook squid, and wonder why I don’t have it on hand at home more often. So here’s to eating more squid!
What to serve with it?
Sautéed squid go well with mashed potatoes, tagliatelli pasta, or alongside a light salad niçoise. You can also serve it with rice, bulger wheat or quinoa.
As a starter, consider serving the sautéed squid alongside a tomato dish, such as roasted tomatoes with garlic.
How to store it?
This sautéed calamari can be kept in the fridge and can even be frozen. Let it cool, and then place in an airtight glass container before placing in the freezer.
Sauteed squid with lemon and garlic
- 500 g of calamari squid (1 lb)
- 4 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- 1 clove of crushed garlic
- 2-3 sprigs of fresh parsley
- 1 lemon
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- Soften the butter and mix in the crushed garlic in a saucepan at a medium temperature.
- Place the calamari in the pan and sauté for 5 minutes. Make sure not to overcook as the squid will become rubbery.
- (If calamaris were frozen, cook for an additional 10 minutes.)
- Mix the olive oil, salt, pepper, basil, lemon juice, and 4 leaves of parsley in a bowl.
- Add the mixture to the saucepan and let it coat the calamari.
- Serve while warm.
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