This comes from Tanis's most recent cookbook, Heart of the Artichoke. He describes tossing the sliced squid in olive oil, salt, and pepper, and then roasting them at 450°F for about fifteen minutes. Could it get any easier than that?
According to Tanis, the rings and tentacles will puff up in the heat of the oven and become browned. A generous handful of garlic and parsley finishes off the dish. This isn't going to be the batter-fried calamari we're used to from restaurant appetizer menus, of course. But as a quick appetizer for a crowd of hungry guests (or just me and my husband!), this sounds incredible.
Have you ever prepared squid this way?
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