MAKING LIFE TASTE BETTER

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

GRILLED CALAMARI

  • TOTAL TIME: 20 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 10
  • FAST, HEALTHY and TASTY

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil*
  2. 1/2 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  3. 3 garlic cloves, minced
  4. Salt and lemon pepper (to taste)
  5. 2 pounds cleaned small squid (see Note)

Directions

  1.   Cut the squid into rings.
  2. Light a gas or charcoal grill. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup of the olive oil with the parsley, garlic and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. 
  3. In a large bowl, toss the squid with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Double-skewer the squid bodies and grill until cooked through and charred in spots, about 3 minutes. Baste the cooked squid with half of the parsley mixture, then grill the squid for 1 minute longer. Mound the squid on a platter, drizzle with the remaining parsley mixture and serve immediately.
  4.  * I use blood orange infused olive oil....if you can find it at your grocer.

Notes

Look for small squid—they're super-tender and cook very quickly. The bodies should be about 3 inches long.

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