Garlicky Squid Sauté - dummies

By Susan Feniger, Mary Sue Milliken, Helene Siegel

If you’re a fried calamari fan, you’ll probably love this squid sauté. The mild meaty flavor of the squid really comes through in this sauté recipe because it doesn’t include any breading.


Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

1 1/2 pounds squid, cleaned

15 cloves garlic

1/2 cup olive oil

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

2 large tomatoes

1 large bunch oregano leaves

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

  2. Cut the squid into 1/4-inch rings.

  3. Wash, pat dry, and place in a mixing bowl.

  4. Peel the garlic cloves.

  5. Puree the garlic with 1/4 cup olive oil in a blender until smooth.

  6. Pour over the squid.

  7. Add the salt and pepper, tossing well to combine.

  8. Seed and dice the tomatoes.

  9. Chop the oregano.

  10. Heat a dry medium skillet over high heat.

  11. Add a generous tablespoon of the remaining 1/4 cup olive oil and heat until almost smoking.

  12. Pour in 1/3 of the squid with its marinade and sauté for about 30 seconds.

  13. Stir in 1/3 each of the tomatoes and oregano.

  14. Cook for about 2 minutes longer, just until the tomatoes dissolve and the garlic colors slightly.

  15. Transfer to a platter in oven and wipe out the skillet.

  16. Repeat Steps 11 through 15 twice, until all the squid is done.

  17. Serve hot.