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Calamari Fra Diavolo

Calamari Fra Diavolo

4 to 6
5 min
1 hr, 45 min

2 pounds of calamari rings and tentacles (de-beaked)

1 small white onion, diced

1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced

4 ounces extra virgin olive oil 

Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

1 bay leaf

1 cup Cabernet Sauvignon

2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

6 cups of marinara sauce or crushed tomatoes

Salt and pepper


In a large bottom heavy pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes and saute for about 5 minutes. Add the calamari and saute for another minute. Then, add the red wine, bringing to a simmer, and reduce by half. Add the marinara sauce and bay leaf and season with salt and pepper, simmering gently for 1.5 hours or until the squid is very tender. Remove from heat and finish with parsley and a small amount of olive oil. Serve over cooked linguini or slices of crusty bread.