Calamari Alla Griglia Recipe
Take a trip to the Italian coast without leaving your house with our easy grilled squid recipe! Calamari Alla Griglia (Grilled Squid with Tomatoes) uses our fresh calamari (squid) with the simple addition of tomatoes, garlic and lemon. This easy recipe goes from grill to table in less than 30 minutes. Serve with crusty bread for dipping and some good Italian wine to feel like you're on vacation!
½ cup olive oil, plus extra for brushing
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 lemon, juiced, divided
2 pounds fresh calamari, tubes and tentacles
2 large vine tomatoes, cored, seeded, and diced
½ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
freshly ground black pepper
Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to a moderately hot temperature, about 375°F; if using coals, wait until they turn white-hot.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together the oil, garlic, crushed red pepper, half the lemon juice, and some salt and pepper to taste; add the calamari, stirring to coat.
When the grill is ready, spread out the calamari on the grill and cook, turning a few times, until just firm and lightly charred, 4-5 minutes.
Remove the calamari from the grill to another large mixing bowl; add the tomato, remaining lemon juice, parsley, and some salt and pepper to taste. Toss to combine.
Divide between bowls and serve straight away for best results.