Our family always has this on Christmas Eve as one of the seven fish dishes typically served.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and cook until lightly brown. Stir in tomato puree, water, red wine, salt, sugar and crushed red pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add linguine and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  • Stir calamari into the tomato puree mixture. Continue to simmer approximately 15 minutes, until squid is opaque. Check frequently to avoid overcooking squid. Serve squid and sauce over cooked linguine.

Nutrition Facts

483 calories; protein 34.3g; carbohydrates 55.8g; fat 12.8g; cholesterol 375.6mg; sodium 803.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2008
This was delicious. I was able to get frozen calamari rings and it was quicker to make because the calamari only cooked for 3 minutes. I added some dried italian spices one time and fresh basil another. Both times my family LOVED it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2010
This was just OK. Not super impressed. Read More
(4)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2008
This was delicious. I was able to get frozen calamari rings and it was quicker to make because the calamari only cooked for 3 minutes. I added some dried italian spices one time and fresh basil another. Both times my family LOVED it. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2006
Once you've tried Calamari w/garlic herbs and tomato sauce If you enhoy calamari I can't imagine you wouldn't be hooked. I have ate fried calamari most of my adult life but never ate it any other way. I had the fortunate opportunity to have calamari w/garlic herbs and tomatoe sauce at Catch 35 in Chicago as an appetizer recently. I don't think I will ever eat fried calamari again. Excellent! Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2005
This is a good recipe but it is much nicer when made with fresh tomatoes. Just blanch and peel the tomatoes and then slice instead of using the paste. Before adding the squid I took the sauce and ran it through a food processor to make it more sauce-like. Will use again (and already have!) Raphael Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2007
Excellent recipe fresh tomatoes definitely adds flavour try to make tiny cubes if you want more texture. I also grilled a red capsicum in the oven and added it to the sauce(until the skin is black put it in a sealed container in the fridge and skin when cool). Top it with fresh thyme. If you don't have red wine Balsamico vinegar can do the job. I found that 5 minutes for the squid was enough. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/21/2010
This was just OK. Not super impressed. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2015
Vey tasty. Would definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2020
I've felt like in restaurant to Anzio, Italy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2015
I made this minus the pasta. Simple and delicious. I ended up putting a table spoon of crème fraîche as well and my family liked it! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2015
This was pretty good. The only thing I changed was adjusting the serving size to the amount of calamari I had and I used fresh diced tomatoes instead of tomato paste. Read More
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