Calamari in Red Wine and Tomato Sauce

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
30 min 1 h 6
Calamari in Red Wine and Tomato Sauce
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1 tsp Black pepper
1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
1 clove(s) Garlic (chopped)
2 tbsp Lemon juice
1 tbsp Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
3 tbsp Parsley, fresh (chopped)
250 ml Wine, table, red
4 medium Tomato (peeled and chopped or lightly blended)
900 gm Squid (calamari) (cleaned)


1. Separate the tentacles from the long body of the calamari, if not done already. Slice the body, or calamari tubes into rings about 1/2 to 2/3 inch thick, set aside.

2. In a saucepan, combine tomato sauce, red wine, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, black pepper, cayenne pepper, basil, and cheese. Simmer on medium low for about 30 minutes to give the alcohol in the wine time to evaporate, and all the flavors time to blend.

3. Add the calamari to the sauce. Continue to slowly simmer for about another 20 - 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Calamari is done when it is plump and more opaque. Do not cook on higher heat or for a longer period, to avoid the calamari from becoming rubbery.


Calamari is cooked in a tasty tomato and red wine sauce and can be served as an appetizer or an entrée.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 208
Calories from fat 48
Calories from saturated fat 3.5
Total Fat 5.4 g
Saturated Fat 0.4 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.8 g
Cholesterol 348 mg
Sodium 71 mg
Potassium 606 mg
Total Carbohydrate 9.2 g
Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
Sugars 2.6 g
Protein 23.6 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 1.7
Vegetables 0.9

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