Happy Sunday, Seafoodies!
Do you need some late-month meal inspiration to figure out your next dinner party dish? Or maybe you’re just planning out next weeks’ meal plan and looking for something new to try? Then, this Seafood Sunday is for you!
This week, we’re excited to highlight the versatility of cooking with squid! You may be more familiar with “calamari” because it is a favorite on appetizer menus across the country. Whether the recipe calls for “squid rings” or “calamari,” the fish is squid. An easy way to enjoy squid at home is to look for rings in the freezer section of the grocery store. Or, if you can’t find it there, ask your fish monger to clean the squid for you.
Not only is this yummy mollusk becoming more common in the kitchen, it offers a bounty of health benefits that make it all the more appealing. Squid is high in protein and minerals and low in calories, making it a nutritious addition to your dinner party menu.
In our roundup, you’ll find 5 seasonal squid recipes that are perfect for any party menu. We’ve prepared a mix of indulgent pastas, time-conscious meals and healthy dishes made with this succulent and versatile species. Trust us, these recipes are an easy way to bring squid into your kitchen – whether you’re new to cooking or are already a kitchen connoisseur.
So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to shake up your holiday festivities!
Enjoy These Seasonal Squid Recipes for Yourself:
Calamari Fra Diavolo
In this classic Italian dish, tender squid rings are smothered with a spicy tomato sauce emitting seasonal aromas. Serve this calamari over a bed of pasta, or with bread at the dinner table to sop up this delicious sauce.
Sautéed Calamari in Garlic & Extra Virgin Olive Oil
This delicious dish is easy, yet full of flavor and takes very little time to make. Sautéed in a pan, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and enhanced with fresh garlic.
Black Spaghetti & Squid
Black squid ink pasta and calamari rings tossed together with chili, lemon zest and juice, spring onion and a little sea salt. The result is this fantastic and uniquely delicious dish that’s perfectly fresh and salty, with a touch of heat.
Calamari with Garlic-Lime Sauce
Ditch the heavy batter and deep frying in favor of a light and flavorful Mediterranean twist. These calamari rings are quickly sautéed with garlic and finished with a zesty sauce of fresh lime juice and white wine.
Air Fryer Calamari
If you’re looking for a quick, delicious appetizer to serve guests or even eat as a snack, then this crispy air fryer calamari is definitely a must-try this holiday season.
Seared Baby Squid with Parsley & Garlic
This classic French calamari dish is perfectly simple: fresh squid seared in a hot pan with a little olive oil, tossed with parsley and garlic and finished with a sprinkle of salt. Perfect for a holiday dinner party or a romantic meal for two.