Calamari Pasta Sauce

    Calamari Pasta Sauce


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    This is a regular dinner in our house. Calamari is cooked in a spicy tomato and red wine sauce then served on a bed of linguine.

    Serves: 8 

    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
    • 1 (800g) tin tomato puree
    • 875ml water
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) red wine
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon white sugar
    • 1 pinch chilli flakes, to taste
    • 500g linguine pasta
    • 1 1/2 kg squid, cleaned and sliced into rings

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. 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 chilli flakes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally
    2. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add linguine and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    3. 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.

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