cook squid (calamari)

Squid, also called calamari, can be tenderised by scoring the connective tissue of the body. It is often deep-fried but can also be stewed or braised. Quick cooking is best because squid can become quite tough and will need to be cooked a long time to tenderize.

Cooking time: Fry in a searing hot pan for 2-3 minutes. If cooking in a stew, simmer for 30 minutes up to an hour.
How to prepare: Make sure the squid is dry. Mix olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl and toss to coat evenly.

A searing hot pan is by far the quickest way to get squid to the table. You can slice the tubes or leave them whole, season with salt and pepper, sear the squid over the high heat, and you’ve got an easy weekday meal!