Pasta with artichokes, calamari and lemon

Today I leave a first quick and delicious dish, with an unusual combination: the pasta with artichokes, calamari and lemon. As he spends time, I appreciate more and more the combination of fish and vegetables and I find that the marriage between the artichoke and the squid is perfect, for the common trend sweetish. I also believe that the lemon zest to the dish that knows how to give fresh note, that makes everything tastier.

The recipe is easy, indeed easy, and I think it can also be a good solution for holiday menu. Maybe choosing a long egg pasta such as noodles or fettuccine or a short format and a bit’ particularly as garganelli (I do not know why, but the pasta for me is now party). As always, instead of squid you can also use the squid, which they are delicious and tasty, but need more attention during cooking, because they must be blanched or just, or cooked for a long time, otherwise they remain a little’ tough. I recommend that you do not skimp on the lemon zest and black pepper, because they confer character to the plate.

If you're planning a seafood menu for the holidays, the pasta with artichokes, squid and lemon could be a good choice. On my YouTube Channel also find the VIDEO TUTORIAL ON HOW TO CLEAN ARTICHOKES perfectly. Save the recipe and do not forget to have a look at all my RECIPES WITH ARTICHOKES Since we are in season! Have a good day.


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  • 320 grams of pasta
  • 3 artichokes
  • 500 grams of squid or squid
  • half an onion
  • a clove of garlic
  • extra virgin olive oil, to taste
  • 50 ml white wine
  • organic lemon zest, to taste
  • salt and pepper, to taste


Clean the artichokes by removing the outer leaves and the ends. Peel the stem so as to obtain the tender part, and, then, Clean the artichokes so that you get the middle part, the heart. Divide the artichoke heart in half, delete the internal barbette. Put the stem and artichoke hearts in cold water, acidulated with lemon juice.

Wash the squid, dry them. Cut the body ring or strips. Split the code into two or three parts, depending on the size of the squid. In a pan, sauté a clove of garlic and a little chopped onion. Add the squid and saute over high heat, until they have changed color. Deglaze with white wine, add salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook for a few minutes, until the alcohol content in wine will not be evaporated.

Pasta with artichokes, calamari and lemon

Thinly slice the artichokes and sauté over high heat in a pan with extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Artichokes should be golden but remain crunchy. When the artichokes are ready, add the squid with their sauce.

Boil the pasta in salted water and drain it al dente. Keep the cooking water. Toss the pasta with the sauce of squid and artichokes. Add a little’ of cooking water and an extra virgin olive oil, so as to obtain a cream. A focus strictly off, grate on pasta with calamari and artichoke lemon zest. Serve immediately, Enjoy your meal!

THE PAIRING: Bianchello Metauro Doc, produced by Cantine Mariotti, Montemaggiore al Metauro in the province of Pesaro Urbino (Brands). This elegant white wine smells like acacia flowers and broom; the palate is very fresh, persistent and savory. In combination with this recipe, It can promote and enhance the savory taste of the squid, bringing out well the citrus notes of lemon. Serve cool, around 10 degrees of temperature.

Pasta with artichokes, calamari and lemon
Pasta with artichokes, calamari and lemon

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Michael Giallombardo 13 December 2018 at 19:08

Enjoy website

Ada Parisi 15 December 2018 at 12:23

Thank you so much, ADA

elisabetta corbetta 13 December 2018 at 08:44

Yummy perfect for Sunday
A big kiss


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