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Linguine with Sauteed Calamari

Linguine with Sauteed Calamari

I am sharing with you all today my husband’s as well as my oldest son’s favorite Linguine with Sauteed Calamari recipe. It’s an extremely simple recipe, and so very delectable.

If you’re following my blog for some time, you must know that I am not a huge fan of squid. However, if I make it with pasta, like this I would eat it, or in a tomato based sauce over polenta.

To be honest, they would say that this meal is: “lick your fingers good.” My son and husband just love anything seafood so I enjoy watching them eat their favorite foods.

I’ve never been that big fan of squid recipes unless it’s fried but I must admit it was tasty.

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Linguine with Sauteed Calamari

I think the key is to serve it right away after making it. Nobody likes rubbery calamari, so please do serve as soon as it’s done.

Oh, the lemon juice gives this amazing aroma and the taste is just fantastic. If you like seafood, and squid then I have a feeling you guys going to like this one.

I wanted you to see how I made it, so I hope you will like step-by-step instructions.

It really doesn’t take a lot of effort to make it so I hope you will try it!

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Linguine with Sauteed Calamari

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Linguine with Sauteed Calamari

Linguine with Sauteed Calamari

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
  • 1 pound squid cleaned, bodies cut into 3/4-inch-thick rings, tentacles left whole
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry parsley
  • Salt and Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Zest of a 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 Pack of Linguine /1 lb fettuccine, spaghetti, etc.
  • 1/2 tbsp. unsalted Butter
  • Juice of a 1 lemon
  • Fresh Parsley for garnish


  1. Boil water with 1 tablespoon of salt, and drop the pasta in – any pasta would work. After it cooks, drain, saving 1/3 cup of pasta water.
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan over high heat until almost smoking. Turn down the heat to medium-low and carefully add minced fresh garlic to infuse the oil. Saute for 10-15 seconds, try not to burn it.
  3. Carefully add cleaned, washed and sliced squid in a pan. Season with salt and pepper to taste, a couple of pinches.
  4. Add lemon zest, dry parsley and cook, tossing frequently until the squid is cooked through, about 2 to 4 minutes (do not overcook). Season with additional salt and pepper, only if needed.
  5. Heat oil in a saute pan, add cooked pasta, stir, to coat it with olive oil.
  6. Pour *reserved pasta water, and add the squid. Stir, add butter and stir again to coat and lastly add lemon juice. Allow it to cook for a minute or two and serve.


When you add lemon juice last it gives you the fresh aroma of lemon. If you plan to serve it later, the squid will become too rubbery. I would suggest preparing, set aside and when you are ready, just cook and serve.

It tasks so little time that before you know it the dinner will be on the table.

Try to get fresh squid, you can get already clean ones. If the squid produces any liquid while cooking, do not worry. You can add it with pasta when you add squid.


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