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Calamari Marinara

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 5-6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Italian


Calamari Marinara is a pasta dish made out of squid cooked in rich sauce of tomato, garlic, onions and herbs.


  • 500 g spaghetti
  • 500 g squid tubes, sliced into rings
  • 2 x 400 g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup clam stock
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 small red capsicum (bell pepper), finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 2 pcs bay leaves
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • salt
  • olive oil
  • chopped parsley, to garnish


  1. In a large pan heat olive oil then sauté garlic and onions, once onions are soft and translucent add capsicum and cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Add the chopped tomatoes, clam stock, tomato paste, dried oregano, dried basil, bay leaves and cayenne bring to a boil then simmer for 20 minutes in medium heat.
  3. Cook spaghetti according to packet instructions, drain then set aside.
  4. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper then add the squid, cook for 3-5 minutes or until squid is just cooked. Turn heat off.
  5. Place cooked spaghetti on a large plate then top it with the sauce, garnish with chopped parsley then serve.