Calamari Marinara

Coastal Living
The night time pasta night rolls around, skip your go-to jarred sauce and make a flavorful marinara sauce loaded with the fresh flavor of crisp calamari. Pair it with a green salad and bread, for dipping, and you've got a mouthwatering meal.
Makes 6 servings


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1 (2.5-pound) package frozen, cleaned calamari tubes and tentacles, thawed
2 tablespoons butter
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup diced onion
2 cups fish broth, clam juice, or chicken broth
1 (14-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup dry white wine
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4 cups lightly packed fresh baby spinach
1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
1 tablespoon pine nuts


Cut calamari tubes into 1/4-inch-thick rings. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onion; sauté 3 minutes or until tender and lightly browned.

Add calamari rings and tentacles, broth, and next 5 ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes. Add spinach, olives, and pine nuts; simmer 8 minutes or until spinach wilts.

Created date

October 2003