Calamari in Tomato Sauce Pasta

Calamari in Tomato Sauce Pasta

This is a simple squid and tomato pasta. It is a great way to enhance pre-made sauce.

Ingredients: 2 servings

160 - 200 g
Spaghetti Sauce or Canned tomatoes
200 g
Water used to cook the pasta
40 ml, a little less than one ladle-ful
Olive oil or Garlic oil
2 tablespoons
Garlic (thin slices)
1 to 2 cloves
Onions (minced)
Consommé soup granules
1 teaspoon
Herb salt
as desired
Basil (dried or fresh)
as desired
a pinch
to taste


1. Remove the cartilage and the guts from the squid. Cut the trunk open and rinse well. Cut in half lengthwise then slice into 1 - 1.5 cm rounds.
2. Cook the pasta in generously salted boiling water.
3. Add the olive oil to a frying pan and turn the heat to low. Then add the garlic, the onion and cook until they sweat.
4. Add the squid and sauté quickly. Season with herb salt.
5. Add the spaghetti sauce, cooking water for the pasta, and consommé. Simmer on medium for 10 minutes. Then add salt and sugar.
6. When the pasta is done, strain, than mix with oil. Arrange on a plate, top with sauce, and garnish with basil.
7. I forgot the basil in the pictures. Use fresh or dried basil.
8. If you like a lot of sauce, increase the amount. It's also ok to omit the onion.
9. Adding a little sugar mellows out the taste.
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Story Behind this Recipe

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