Calamari (squid) Sauce Italian Recipe

Calamari (squid) Sauce Italian Recipe

Calamari (squid) Sauce or Calamari Stewed with Cherry tomatoes

is an exquisite summer dish of Neapolitan cuisine.

It could be enjoyed as the main course seafood dish

or with pasta for a tasty first course.

This is easy to prepare with just a few ingredients and

can be made either with big calamari or calamaretti (small squids).

This dish is between a stew and pasta sauce.

if you prepared it in advance; it will taste even better

We prefer to use fresh calamaretti,

but you can use as well the frozen one.


Here is Giovanna’s recipe for how to prepare the best calamari sauce:



500gr Calamaretti

300g Cherry tomatoes

1/2 Glass of White Wine

1 clove of garlic

Chili pepper q.b.

Evo Oil

Salt q.b.

Treated parsley

A sprig of lemon thyme


Lemon thyme, perfect for fish dishes 



  • First thing first, if you buy fresh calamari,

make sure they are washed well. In case you get giant calamari,

you have to cut into rings.

  • Heat the oil in a large pan, sautĂ© the garlic, the chilly,

and lemon thyme sprig.

  • After that, add the calamaretti, browning them for a couple of minutes.

Then add the chopped parsley and cook everything for a while.

  • As soon as calamaretti changed their color into red,

blend them with the white wine. Let evaporate for a while,

and add the cherry tomatoes, cut in half.


  • Add a 50ml of water and cover the pan with a lid,

and let it cook over low heat for about 25 minutes.

  • And here it is, your calamari sauce is ready to be enjoyed.


  • If you wish to eat as a pasta dish,

the shape that goes perfectly with it is a long and flat pasta

such as linguine or spaghetti on guitar or paccheri

and half sleeve without rifling.


Buon Appetito😊

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