Calamari With Ouzo!
Kali orexi! Have a good appetite!
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- 2 lb
- medium size calamari
- 2 clove
- garlic, finely chopped
- 1 c
- kefalotyri or regato cheese, grated
- 1 c
- parsley, finely chopped
- 1/3 c
- olive oil + 3 tbsps
- 1/4 c
- ouzo (greek aparatif)
- salt & pepper to taste
1Wash & clean the calamari by removing the breast bone & intestines. Rince, season with salt, place in a strainer & set aside to drain of any liquids.
If your calamari is large you may cut it in 2 or 3 pieces/wide rings.
2Blend the garlic cloves, the grated cheese, parsley, & 3 Tbsps of olive oil. Blend til you have a green paste. A kind of "pesto" sauce. Set aside for later.
3Heat 1/3 cup of olive oil in a large frying pan until heated well. Add all the calamari and stir while cooking, til it begins to brown. Continue to cook and stir for another 4-5 minutes.
Add the ouzo, lower the heat to medium & continue to cook til liquids are absorbed.
4Pour the "pesto" sauce, mix well & keep cooking on medium heat for 5-10 minutes and then serve.
5This dish may be served as an appetizer "meze" or main dish with a rice pilaf on the side. Plenty of fresh crusty bread to dip into the delicious sauce.
Kali Orexi! ENJOY!