Calamari in Wine and Cream Sauce

Calamari in Wine and Cream Sauce


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This seafood pasta is incredibly rich and creamy. Your guests will think you slaved over it for hours!


Serves: 2 

  • 250g linguine
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 250g squid, cleaned and cut into rings and tentacles
  • 3/4 cup (185ml) white wine
  • 2 small chillies, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 1 cup (250ml) cream
  • 1 pinch chilli flakes, to taste
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large frypan over medium-high heat. Add crushed garlic and cook for a few seconds until it turns golden brown.
  3. Stir in the squid and cook until it turns white. Pour in white wine and chilli slices. Bring to a simmer and cook until the wine is reduced by half; about 3 minutes.
  4. Stir cornflour into the cream then add to the simmering calamari.
  5. Season with chilli flakes, basil, salt and pepper; stir until thickened.
  6. To serve toss the pasta with sauce and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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