Calamari Pasta

Calamari Pasta

Tonight is the traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes which is Christmas Eve Italian Style.  Serving seven types of seafood is customary, but serving just a few seafood dishes will make a delicious “meatless” evening.

INGREDIENTS

1 Pound Penne Pasta

6 Tablespoons Olive Oil

9 Minced Garlic Cloves

1 1/2 Teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes

6 Diced Plum Tomatoes

2 Pounds Calamari (Squid)

Juice of One Lemon

1 Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley

1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper

Clean and slice the calamari tentacles and tubes into rings.  Set aside.  Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.  Add the pasta and cook until just tender.  Drain the pasta.  Do not rinse the pasta.  In a large size skillet heat the olive oil over a medium high heat.  Add the minced garlic, diced tomatoes, salt , pepper and pepper flakes.  Cook for 2 minutes.  Stir occasionally.  Add the calamari and cook for 3 minutes.  Stir in the lemon juice and cook for another 4 minutes.  Add the parsley.  Add the drained pasta to the skillet and toss until heated through.  Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.  Serve immediately.  Serves 8

    Victoria

    Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a teenager. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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