Calamari al Forno

Calamari al forno

Squid breaded and baked

INGREDIENTS- (Four People)

-1 lb. calamari, cleaned, rinsed and sliced in half inch rings

-1 lb. of bread crumbs

– salt and black pepper to taste

-4 garlic cloves, finely minced

-4 tablespoons of lemon peel, finely grated


Place the bread crumbs in a large bowl; add enough olive oil to make it stick to the calamari. Add the garlic, the lemon peel and sprinkle 3 pinches of salt and pepper, mix well. Add the squid rings and toss to coat. Sprinkle a little oil on a large sheet pan, gently placing the calamari so they are spread out and not touching.

In a preheated oven of 425 degrees, place the sheet pan with the calamari on the middle rack. Bake for 15-16 minutes or until calamari starts getting a light brown color. Remove with a spatula, gently place the calamari in a large bowl, and serve immediately.

Optional: you can serve the dish with chopped cherry tomatoes and basil salad on top.