Preparation time: 3.5 Hours
This Calamari Calabrese takes a little bit of effort and forward planning, but the results are worth it!
Clean and cut Calamari tubes into ½ inch slices, or ask for pre-cleaned tubes and tentacles.
In a medium pot sauté chopped onion and garlic in Olive oil (don’t be cheap with the oil) for 5 min then add sliced squid & sauté for 20 min or until it is white.
Now add the wine, reduce and add the whole Italian tomatoes with the cherry peppers without the juice. Add basil, black pepper and salt to taste.
Cook for about 1 hour on medium heat, then rest for 2 to 3 hours to cool down, then refrigerate overnight.
Reheat, garnish with fresh parsley, and serve.