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Spaghetti with Squid sauce and almonds

by Ada Parisi
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Spaghetti with Squid sauce and almonds. A dish inspired by Sicilian cuisine and perfect for the summer because it's cool, fast and easy to prepare. And the fresh tomato, especially if a Pachino or Datterino, It is definitely a difference in this recipe. The calamari sauce and toasted almonds is a tasty and elegant first course of fish, absolutely not difficult to prepare: the grated lemon zest adds a touch of freshness. Give then a look at all my SICILIAN RECIPES, where you will find lots RECIPES WITH SQUIDS.

I usually prepare spaghetti with meat sauce squid and almonds using only with tails of squid, when you purchase them to prepare STUFFED SQUID. Thus with a single prepare spending both the first and the second plate, although you can use the whole squid, because it's all chopped finely. If you are keen on main courses of fish, pasta with ragu of squid and almonds is a good and fast alternative to classic dishes such as PASTA WITH CLAMS or the PASTA WITH MUSSELS AND CHEESE or the SPAGHETTI WITH CLAMS SICILY. In short, try this dish, because I'm sure it will become a wild card in your kitchen. Have a good day!


Portions: 4 Preparation: cooking:
Nutrition facts: 250 calories 20 fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


600 grams of already cleaned squid
380 grams of spaghetti or other long pasta
300 grams of tomatoes Piccadilly
fresh parsley, to taste
grated organic lemon, to taste
a small piece of chili pepper
extra virgin olive oil, to taste
Salt, to taste
a clove of garlic
40 grams of almond flakes


To prepare spaghetti with squid sauce and almonds, you have to chop the knife squid after you wash them carefully (assuming they are already clean). Finely chop garlic and parsley. Wash the tomatoes, make an incision to cross on top and toss them for 10 seconds in a saucepan with boiling water to facilitate skinning: remove the peel and cut the tomatoes into fillets also eliminating the seeds and vegetation water.

Put extra virgin olive oil in a pan, the chilli and garlic and let them warm, join squid and fry if necessary adding a little hot water. Also Add the tomatoes and the chopped parsley. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, until the gravy is not restricted. When cooked, add the rest of the parsley and lemon zest.

Meanwhile, toasted almond flakes in a pan and put the halves with sauce. Boil the pasta in plenty of salted water and drain it al dente by setting aside a glass of the cooking water. Combine the pasta with the squid sauce and keep adding a little cooking water slowly. Serve the spaghetti with squid and almond sauce, completing the dish with a little parsley, toasted almonds and a little lemon zest.

MATCHING: For this dish, We chose a Rosé from Campania. In particular, a irpinia rosé Doc of the Borgodangelo company. It is a wine produced with the Aglianico grape variety (100%): softness and scents of red berries are its main features that are well suited to this recipe.

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Joan Lombardi July 6, 2013 - 20:53

Lovely recipe and your explanation is perfect: everything that needs to be said, nothing more and nothing less. Good!!!!

Sicilians creative in the kitchen July 6, 2013 - 23:36

Thanks! ADA

Monica July 4, 2013 - 18:49

But that first delicious dish!!!
Tomorrow is Friday, We eat fish and I feel your squid sauce, It's so inviting… :-)

Sicilians creative in the kitchen July 4, 2013 - 23:21

Hi Monica! Thanks! Try it and please let me know! I look forward and, I hope, Enjoy your meal! ADA

Valentina July 3, 2013 - 16:28

Your magic touch is there, almonds and lemon zest are the icing on the cake :) Congratulations, dish so inviting! A big kiss :**

Sicilians creative in the kitchen July 3, 2013 - 16:53

But thank you Vale, after it takes one of your cakes! Kisses, ADA

kitty's kitchen July 3, 2013 - 10:23

A first course from King and the compliments of the guests I am sure you will come to fiotte!

Sicilians creative in the kitchen July 3, 2013 - 12:23


Erica Of Paul July 3, 2013 - 08:14

Dinner plate…… I tried a few days ago a black version of fish (squid and Octopus) and, , imagining the flavor, I find your laudable version!

Sicilians creative in the kitchen July 3, 2013 - 12:26

The Octopus ragout!!! I haven't ever done, It's on my list and now that you reminded me that rose to the top!

Maurizia July 3, 2013 - 07:41

….. you are always good, but your fish recipes are unbeatable!

Sicilians creative in the kitchen July 3, 2013 - 12:33

Thanks Neph! Maybe it's because I particularly like fish, How do you see the meat has a lot of space between my recipes…. Kisses

Ash- foodfashionparty July 3, 2013 - 06:23

I see squid ink being used very often, do you have any other alternative?

Sicilians creative in the kitchen July 3, 2013 - 12:37

Hi Ash! You can use octopus or any kind of fish you like. Be careful in cooking time because soft fish cooks very little, but you can follow the recipe in all the other steps.

The moon on the spoon July 2, 2013 - 23:38

Despite the hour make you mouth water….. though midnight spaghetti….. Vist!

Sicilians creative in the kitchen July 3, 2013 - 12:34

Next time you see me is watering that we take a snack! Ada Kisses


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