Calamari Tubes are 

What You'll Need - Serves 2 

  • 4 Large Calamari Tubes (Gutted and Cleaned) 
  • 4 Rashers of streaky bacon
  • 1/2 Red Onion
  • 1 Cup Spinach 
  • 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes 
  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato Paste 
  • 1 Teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika 
  • 2 Lemons
  • 1 Cup White Wine
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter 
  • 4 Garlic Cloves  

Prep - 10 Minutes 

  • Slice your bacon into chunks. 
  • Slice your cherry tomatoes into halves.
  • Chop your red onion. 
  • Mince your garlic (grate, Pound with a pestle and mortar or use a garlic press) 
  • Score (shallow slice) each side of the calamari tubes. 3 -4 lines diagonally.
  • Season the tubes with salt and pepper. 

Let's Get Cooking -  25 Minutes 

Stuffing - 5 minutes 

  • In a pan, heat a tablespoon of cooking oil. Fry the bacon pieces until crispy.  Add the onions and fry until onions are cooked. 
  • Add the Cherry Tomatoes and Spinach and saute until the spinach has wilted 
  • Add Oregano and Paprika. Add tomato paste and a few drops of water to loosen then paste. 
  • Put aside to cool down. 

Lemon Garlic Sauce - 10 Minutes 

  • In a sauce pan, heat a tablespoon of butter. Add the garlic into the butter and saute at a low heat for no more than a minute (Do Not Burn The Garlic!!!!!) 
  • Add a teaspoon of flour to the butter and garlic forming a thick paste. 
  • Then add the cup of white wine and the juice of one lemon and stir 
  • Let it simmer for at a very low heat while you fry your calamari tubes

Calamari Tubes  - 10 Minutes 

  • Stuff each calamari tube with the stuffing. Do not overfill to the top as the tubes shrink during cooking. 
  • In a pan melt a teaspoon of butter with a tablespoon of olive oil and heat. 
  • Place the tubes carefully into the pan and fry for 2 minutes on each side
  • Place the fried tubes in the pan with the lemon garlic sauce - remove of the heat and cover for 5 minutes. 

Serve with your favourite side and enjoy :) 

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