Red Wine Calamari

A taste of this Mediterranean dish and you are directly somewhere in the sun next to the sea sipping a glass of wine and dipping bread in this yummy sauce.

Ingredients

Ingredients
Servings:
kg
Calamari
tubes sliced into rings
Onion
Garlic Clove
tbsp
Tomato Paste
ml
Red Wine
g
Chopped Tomatoes
tbsp
Capers
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper to taste
Handful Fresh Parsley
chopped
Sprig of Fresh Rosemary
Handful Black Olives
halved

Instructions

Preparing In The Kitchen
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the chopped onions. Cook about 5-6 minutes, until soft then add crushed garlic cloves. Cook for another 2 minutes then add tomato paste and stir well to combine.
  2. Add the red wine, stir well, and increase the heat to high. Boil until the liquid is reduced by half.
  3. Add rosemary, chopped tomatoes, olives, capers and stir in the calamari. Bring to simmer and cook for at least 1 hour. After an hour, taste a piece of calamari; It should be tender. If it’s not, keep simmering. Check for tenderness every 15 minutes afterwards.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper, add chopped parsley and serve with creamy polenta.

Preparing In The Kitchen
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the chopped onions. Cook about 5-6 minutes, until soft then add crushed garlic cloves. Cook for another 2 minutes then add tomato paste and stir well to combine.
  2. Add the red wine, stir well, and increase the heat to high. Boil until the liquid is reduced by half.
  3. Add rosemary, chopped tomatoes, olives, capers and stir in the calamari. Bring to simmer and cook for at least 1 hour. After an hour, taste a piece of calamari; It should be tender. If it’s not, keep simmering. Check for tenderness every 15 minutes afterwards.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper, add chopped parsley and serve with creamy polenta.

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