Monday, July 26, 2010

Craving Calamari - Part 4!

Spicy Summer Salad



One of my very favorite summer dishes with a little Southern California twist!


Ingredients for baking the calamari:

Olive oil

1 lemon

Glass of white wine

Peperoncino to taste

Bread crumbs

500 grams of fresh calamari, cleaned and chopped into little pieces (you can buy the rings if you want, but fresh is always best)


Ingredients for salad:

1 fresh onion

1/2 an avocado (hence the touch of SoCal!)

6 small tomatoes, diced (I prefer “datteri” but cherry are fine too)

125 gram of canned cannellini beans, rinsed

Lettuce of your choice (I like arugula for its “bite”)


Pre-heat the oven at 180 degrees celsius (350 degrees F). Mix all the calamari ingredients in a bowl, except the bread crumbs, and make sure to coat well the calamari. Place them on a cookie sheet (covered in carte al forno) and then sprinkle on the breadcrumbs. Cook for 10 minutes.


In the meantime, cut and clean the salad ingredients and place in your serving bowl. When the calamari is ready, let it cool for a few minutes then add to salad. I use only olive oil and a little salt for dressing, but you can add balsamic vinegar if you like. (Serves 4)



Buon Appetito!

8 comments:

Saretta said...

Wow, that's interesting. You've given me an idea for tomorrow's lunch, thanks!

Louise | Italy said...

Yummy!

Saretta said...

Guess what? I made your recipe for lunch today and it was fantastic! I couldn't find an avocado, but I made it with a mango...wow! Thanks again! :-)

Megan in Liguria said...

Bet it was great with mango. Will have to try that myself! :)

simsimo said...

Ho letto tutto il tuo blog e mi è piaciuto moltissimo. Io abito a Milano, ma da quando ero neonata passo parte delle mie vacanze in Liguria a Moneglia, ci sei mai stata? Non è lontano da dove sei tu. Complimenti ancora il blog è proprio bello, così pieno di amore per i luoghi e per le persone che ti sono care. Mi spiace tu abbia fatto fatica a trovare amiche italiane, mi è davvero dispiaciuto pensavo fossimo più accoglienti.

Grazie della bella lettura!

Simona

simsimo said...

I read all your blog and I find it great! I live in Milan, but since I was a new born baby I use to spend part of my holiday in Liguria, in a small village called Moneglia. Do you know it? It is not far away from where you are. Compliments again for your blog which is more than really nice, full of love for the places and for the people dear to you.
I was so sorry to read that you had difficulties in finding good Italian girlfriends, I thought we were more hearthy.

Thanks for the good reading!

Simona

p.s. sorry for my English but I thought it was not polite to write the message only in Italian.

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