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Last Updated on 28/04/2020 by Adina

 

Pasta with calamari rings in tomato sauce with peas, something so simple yet so delicious, a Mediterranean seafood pasta dish ready in no time.

 

Mediterranean Calamari Recipe with Spaghetti

 

Spaghetti with Calamari and Peas

 

Pasta with calamari or other seafood is something that might seem difficult to cook at home. Or at least I used to think that… Until I really actually cooked a seafood dish and noticed how easy that is.

Either this calamari spaghetti or my favorite calamari stew, both are really simple dishes, that don’t require a lot of effort or any special skills.

 

Ingredients needed for calamari pasta

 

Calamari:

  • The only kind of calamari available around here are frozen calamari tubes.
  • They are cleaned and without any tentacles.
  • I always defrost the calamari tubes in the fridge overnight.
  • You can also defrost the calamari by placing the tubes in a freezer bag and placing them in cold water for about 30 minutes or until defrosted.

Vegetables:

  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • One can of tomatoes
  • Frozen peas
  • Herbs: dried rosemary and fresh parsley

Pasta:

  • Whole wheat or regular spaghetti.
  • But other sorts of pasta would be fine as well.

 

Spaghetti with Calamari and Peas

 

How to make this pasta dish?

  • Defrost the calamari tubes in the refrigerator overnight. Or place them in a freezer bag, close it well, place the bag in a bowl with cold water and let defrost for about 30 minutes (or as needed).
  • Clean the calamari tubes and slice them into rings, about 5 mm/ ¼ inch thick.
  • Finely chop the onion, the garlic cloves, and rosemary. Set aside.

    Heat the olive oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet or non-stick pan and cook the onions on a medium-low flame for about 5 minutes or until softened.

  • Add the garlic, calamari rings, chopped tomatoes, red wine vinegar, sugar, and rosemary. Add some salt and pepper to taste, bring to a boil and simmer, covered, for about 20 minutes.
  • Add the peas and continue simmering, uncovered, for another 10 minutes.
  • Chop the parsley and add most of it to the pan after you turned off the heat. Adjust the taste with salt and pepper.
  • In the meantime cook the spaghetti.

 

pasta with calamari being served with spoon and fork

 

More Mediterranean recipes?

Italian Lemon Chicken

Bolognese Pasta Bake

Zucchini with Pesto

Tomato Avocado Mozzarella Salad

Pasta e Fagioli Soup

 

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pasta with calamari being served with spoon and fork

Pasta with Calamari

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Pasta with calamari rings in tomato sauce with peas, something so simple yet so delicious, a Mediterranean seafood pasta dish ready in no time.

Ingredients

  • 450 g/ 1 lb calamari tubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes (400 g/ 14 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 115 g/ 1 cup frozen peas
  • 450 g/ 1 lb spaghetti
  • a small bunch parsley
  • fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Defreeze the calamari tubes if frozen, wash, and pat dry. Cut into thin rings, about 5 mm/ ¼ inch wide. Set aside. Finely chop the onion, the garlic cloves, and the rosemary.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet and cook the onions on medium-low heat for about 5 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic, calamari rings, chopped tomatoes, red wine vinegar, sugar, and rosemary. Add some salt and pepper to taste, bring to a boil and simmer, covered, for about 20 minutes.
  3. Add the peas and continue simmering, uncovered, for another 10 minutes. Chop the parsley and add most of it to the pan after you turned off the heat. Adjust the taste with salt and pepper.
  4. In the meantime cook the spaghetti.
  5. Serve the calamari in tomato sauce over spaghetti and sprinkled with the rest of the parsley.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1/4 of the dish
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 558Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 151mgSodium: 524mgCarbohydrates: 73gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 22g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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Chris Scheuer 11/01/2016 - 00:14

Wow, they’re so pretty in a dish like this. I haven’t ventured much into calamari but you’ve got me intrigued!

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Adina 11/01/2016 - 20:04

You should try calamari, Chris, if cooked corectly they are really really good.

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Melanie @ Melanie Cooks 11/01/2016 - 17:14

Yes, calamari is really easy to cook! I also for some reason rarely make calamari at home, thanks for the reminder, now I’m craving it! Your recipe is easy to make, yet looks so impressive!

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Adina 11/01/2016 - 20:05

Thank you, Melanie. 🙂

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Monica 12/01/2016 - 15:23

This looks amazing!! We love calamari but I’ve only cooked it a couple of times at home. Sometimes I buy frozen bags of mixed seafood that have calamari in it..does that count? : ) I have to make this!

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Adina 12/01/2016 - 18:46

Great! Let me know if you liked it!

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