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  • Prepare Calamari if you have bought it whole, it is more fun to buy it whole and do this, it makes you appreciate the meal more.
  • Heat oven to 180 celsius
  • Slice calamari body into 1/4 inch wide tubes
  • Slice tentacles into 1 1/2 inch long lengths, marinate tentacles in bowl of lemon juice, pepper and salt for at least 1hr.
  • In a dutch oven on stove:
  • Fry onions till soft
  • Add garlic and capsicum
  • Add spices, and stir through, season to taste
  • Add tomatoes and refill can with water and add this too.
  • Add a squeeze of lemon and a generous dose of pepper.
  • Place calamari rings into the dutch oven stir through to make sure they are covered in enough liquid, place on lid and put in oven for 45 minutes
  • Once the 45 minutes is up, mix spring onions and chilli with the tentacles, fry for 3-4 minutes adding the marinade as you fry them.
  • Serve with steamed rice and tentacles on the side

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  • fungoir 13 years ago
    Thanks, I sort of morphed a few different recipe's and flavours into this. I had some calamari that needed cooking and I had people coming around, this was the result. An impromptu delight
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    " It was excellent "
    mamalou ate it and said...
    love calamari! thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    Great spices in this recipe! 5+
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    Sounds great!
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