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Calamari Strozzapreti

Preparation Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins


400g dried strozzapreti pasta (or similar)
¼ cup olive oil
500g cleaned calamari, cut into 1cm thick strips
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 long red chilli, finely chopped
¼ cup chopped continental parsley
2 tbs capers in brine, drained
1 tbs lemon juice, plus extra lemon wedges, to serve
sea salt & black pepper


Cook pasta in a saucepan of salted boiling water according to packet instructions. Reserve ¼ cup of pasta water before draining.

Heat oil in a large frypan over high heat. Season calamari and add to pan along with garlic and chilli. Cook, tossing, for 1-2 minutes until calamari is opaque and just cooked. Add cooked pasta, parsley, capers, lemon juice and pasta water and toss to coat. Serve with extra parsley and lemon wedges.

Recipe, Food Styling and Photography by Karen McFarlane, foodlove.com.au