Calamari Marinara with olives

You can use jarred pasta sauce if you wish, or your own homemade version. Calamari Marinara

  • 2 ½ pounds cleaned calamari, raw (tubes only, or tubes and tentacles)
  • ½ tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley, plus additional for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (3 cloves)
  • ½ cup pitted kalamata olives, sliced (2 ounces)
  • 3 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  1. Slice calamari tubes into rings and cut tentacles into bite-sized pieces.
  2. In a large saucepan, pour the oil into a small pool and add parsley and garlic. Heat over low-medium heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Spread the mixture around the pan and add the olives, calamari, marinara sauce and anchovy paste. Stir well to blend.
  3. Simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. Garnish with additional chopped parsley.

Makes 6 servings

Per serving: 239 calories, 5 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 440 mg cholesterol, 14 g total carbohydrate, 3 g dietary fiber, 31 g protein, 375 mg sodium.

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  • Marti March 17, 2010, 6:45 pm

    It does look amazing. Do you know what the “season” is on calamari?

  • Nicole, RD February 23, 2010, 6:26 am

    Yum! My husband would love this!

  • admin February 17, 2010, 7:39 pm

    Thanks Laura! Give it a try, it’s not hard!! I also have a couple more calamari recipes in the works. ;)
    Georgie Fear RD

  • laura February 17, 2010, 7:29 pm

    This looks so good! I love calamari, and get especially excited to see dishes where it is not fried, but have never tried it at home!

  • admin February 17, 2010, 7:26 pm

    I agree Barbara – it’s a whole lotta a’s!

  • Barbara February 17, 2010, 3:55 pm

    Calamari Marinara with Kalamata – say it three times fast!

  • Noelle February 17, 2010, 8:27 am

    Great colors! I bet this was delicious!

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