Calamari With Ouzo!

1
Maria *

By
@WWCook1

As Greece is situated in the warmest part of the Mediterranean, it has always enjoyed an abundance of seafood. Calamari & shrimp being the most favorite even among children. If serving this dish to children just omit the ouzo. Don't forget the fresh crusty bread to dip in the sauce like all Greeks do:) Hope you enjoy.

Kali orexi! Have a good appetite!

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make Calamari With Ouzo!

Step-by-Step

  1. Wash & 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.
  2. Blend 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.
  3. Heat 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.
  4. Pour the "pesto" sauce, mix well & keep cooking on medium heat for 5-10 minutes and then serve.
  5. This 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!

Printable Recipe Card

About Calamari With Ouzo!

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Greek
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy



Show 18 Comments & Reviews

20 Summer Seafood Recipes

20 Summer Seafood Recipes


Shrimp and crawfish and salmon – oh my! How we just love seafood dinners during the summer. No matter if you’re craving comfort food or a light dinner, these seafood recipes are going to hit the spot.

13 Flavorful Steak Recipes

13 Flavorful Steak Recipes


There’s nothing like cutting into a perfectly cooked steak. With these tried and true homemade steak recipes that are bursting with flavor and have proven cooking methods, you’re sure to have a winner. Simply add your favorite potato side dish and vegetable for a delicious steak dinner the entire family will love.

16 Recipes That Prove Pineapple and Coconut Are a Match Made in Dessert Heaven

16 Recipes That Prove Pineapple and Coconut Are a Match Made in Dessert Heaven


Nothing like that melt-in-your-mouth flavor combo of pineapple and coconut to get your taste buds salivating! Pies, cakes, trifles, and more, you can get these magical flavors in so many delicious ways. No need to ever limit yourself (or your stomach). Scroll down to see some of our favorite dreamy pineapple and coconut dessert recipes.