Healthy Calamari Recipe

Calamari–or squid– is a shellfish that’s really versatile in cooking–you can have it as a main course, or as a side dish by combining with other ingredients like farro, potato, leafy greens, and tomatoes.  You can choose from fresh or frozen calamari without ever sacrificing the taste and quality. It’s actually pretty easy to cook with frozen, making this crustacean one of my freezer essentials.

Nutrition in Calamari

This seafood is jam-packed with nutrients like Omega-3 fatty acids and protein, vitamin B2, phosphorus, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, magnesium, zinc, vitamin C, vitamin B3, calcium and iron.

How to Cook Frozen Calamari

Step 1

Thaw the frozen calamari by placing the meat in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours.

Step 2

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

Step 3

Remove the calamari from the refrigerator and wash with water to remove any sand; dry with a paper towel.

Step 4

Mix the olive oil, sea salt and black pepper in a bowl, and coat the calamari with the mixture.

Step 5

Place the calamari on wooden skewers for cooking.

Step 6

Cook for about 3 minutes per side and turn occasionally paying special attention not to overcook.