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A Delightful Calamari Stew

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  • 3 Tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 Small Onion – chopped
  • 4 Garlic Cloves – peeled and sliced
  • 2 Cups White Wine
  • 4 Cups Spaghetti Sauce – homemade or
  • jarred
  • 1 Pinch Oregano
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper – freshly ground
  • 2 Lbs Calamari Bodies – thinly sliced,
  • whole tentacles included
  • Fresh Basil Leaves – torn for topping
  • 2 Large Eggs – lightly beaten


  1. Heat the olive oil over low heat in a medium pot.
  2. Add the garlic and onion and cook, stirring frequently until fragrant and the onion is translucent. Do not let it burn.
  3. Slowly add the white wine and cook for another minute.
  4. Stir and then add the tomato sauce, oregano, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
  5. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for about 8 or 10 minutes. Do not overcook or the calamari will be tough and rubbery.
  6. Taste for salt and pepper.
  7. Serve as a stew or over pasta.
  8. Top with some torn basil leaves. In our house we also pass the cheese!

Buon Mangiata!

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