Linguine with Sauteed Calamari

Recipe and Image by: Sandra Mihic



  1. Boil water with 1 tablespoon of salt, and drop the pasta in – any pasta would work. After it cooks, drain, saving 1/3 cup of pasta water.
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan over high heat until almost smoking. Turn down the heat to medium-low and carefully add minced fresh garlic to infuse the oil. Saute for 10-15 seconds, try not to burn it.
  3. Carefully add cleaned, washed and sliced squid in a pan. Season with salt and pepper to taste, a couple of pinches.
  4. Add lemon zest, dry parsley and cook, tossing frequently until the squid is cooked through, about 2 to 4 minutes (do not overcook). Season with additional salt and pepper, only if needed.
  5. Heat oil in a saute pan, add cooked pasta, stir, to coat it with olive oil.
  6. Pour *reserved pasta water, and add the squid. Stir, add butter and stir again to coat and lastly add lemon juice. Allow it to cook for a minute or two and serve.