Sauced Calamari

4:01 PM Remy 0 Comments

This was amazing. It took me two trips to find the calamari tubes. The local grocery only had steaks, so I bought some of those and sliced them up as well to see what they tasted like too. I found the tubes at New Seasons Market.  We really enjoyed this light, but hearty tasting meal. And it was fun cooking with vodka.


6 baguette slices
1 clove garlic, peeled and halved
1 1/2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil, divided
Salt and Pepper
1 small red onion, sliced thinly
4 tsp minced garlic
1 can (28oz) crushed plum tomatoes
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
1/4 c vodka
1/4 c brined capers, drained
1/2 c fresh basil leaves, torn
10 calamari tubes, thinly sliced


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Rub baguette with garlic and 1 TBSP olive oil. Toast in oven for 8-10 minutes.

In a large pot, over medium heat, add remaining olive oil and onion, season with salt an pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, 1 minute more. Add tomatoes, broth, vodka, capers, and basil; season to taste with salt and paper. Lower heat to let simmer 10 minutes.

Add calamari, let simmer until just cooked through about 6 minutes. Serve it up!