Stewed Calamari

with Black Olives and Tomatoes

Recipe No.024

Squid Inc Int. 024-Stewed-Calamari


3-4 Calamari steaks prepared (Step 1, 2 & 3)
Olive Oil
1 tsp triple concentrate Tomato Paste

Finely chop:
1 large Red Onion
1 large Carrot
2 stalks Celery Small bunch flat leaf Parsley (stalks and leaves)
1 long red chilli – seeds removed

12 pitted Black Olives
Good pinch of smoked Paprika
400 grams can chopped Tomatoes
200 grams can of Butter Beans, rinsed and drained
2 Anchovy fillets
Juice and zest of 1 Lemon
Lemon wedges to garnish
Freshly cracked pepper


1. In a deep frying pan, heat olive oil over medium heat and fry garlic, onion and parsley stalks until soft
2. Add anchovy fillets, olives, chilli and paprika and cook for 2 minutes
3. Add the chopped tomatoes, 1 tsp tomato paste and simmer gently over medium heat for 15 minutes
4. Add butter beans and season with freshly cracked pepper
5. Bring to the boil and add Calamari pieces
6. Cover with a lid or foil and simmer until Calamari has turned white
7. Serve with Lemon zest and parsley sprinkled over Calamari and a wedge of lemon

Chef’s tip:
Drained Chick Peas or Cannelloni Beans are nice to use if you can’t buy butter beans

Serves 4


The Original SQUID Inc. | Adelaide, South Australia

© Copyright 2020 – The Original SQUID Inc.