Sautéed Calamari

[recipe servings=”4-6″ time=”5mins” difficulty=”Easy”]


  • 1 pound squid
  • 1 tbps extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbps butter
  • 3 cloves finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tbps coarsely chopped Parsley
  • Salt and Black Pepper
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges

[/recipe-ingredients] [recipe-directions]

  1. Cut up squid into cut into 3/4-inch-thick rings or leave whole. Make sure to pat dry the squid.
  2. In a pan, add in oil and garlic on high heat. cook garlic until it starts to turn brown.
  3. Add in squid and saute for a few seconds. If there is excess amount of liquid, pour it out or transfer into a bowl. Add in butter and parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, tossing frequently, until squid is opaque and cooked through, about 1 to 2 minutes (do not overcook). You can add some of the liquid back if it is looking too dry otherwise discard.
  4. Season with additional salt and pepper, and serve with lemon wedges. Enjoy!



This is an extremely easy Sautéed Calamari recipe that anyone can do. I had some leftover calamari from when I made the Seafood Paella so might as well make sure of it. It’s very quick and easy and probably the longest portion of it is the preparation of the squid, if you decide to cut it into rings. Otherwise you can leave it whole and it should be just as good. Overall it tasted great and very fast for quick meals, adding the lemon at the end is a great touch and makes the it taste less squid-like and a bit more refreshing, a good combo.

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