Calamari Cocktail

Coastal Living
Calamari CocktailRecipe
Photo: Ray Kachatorian; Styling: Heather Chadduck

Chef Roly was inspired by the Mexican favorite Vuelve a la Vida ("return to life"), a traditional and delicious hangover remedy.

Makes 6 servings


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1/2 poblano chile pepper, diced (about 1/3 cup)
1/3 cup diced onion
1 garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup tomato juice
2 tablespoons hot sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 teaspoon honey
1 pound fresh calamari tubes, rinsed


Process first 11 ingredients in a food processor or blender 1 minute or until smooth.

Blanch calamari 1 minute in 8 cups of lightly salted boiling water. Plunge calamari into ice water to stop cooking process. Drain and combine with pepper mixture in a medium bowl.

Serve warm or chilled in 6 glasses, and top with Tomato Sauce.

Created date

February 2009