Italian Calamari with Spaghetti Recipe

Serves/Makes: 6


  • 1 pound squid (calamari), cleaned and cut into strips
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 red chili, chopped
  • Rind of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon aniseed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 kohlrabi, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped parsley
How to cook Italian Calamari with Spaghetti:
  • Stir-fry the onion, kohlrabi, aniseed, pepper and garlic 3 minutes.
  • Add the squid and wine and heat on high heat until half of the liquid has evaporated.
  • Add the lemon rind and salt and pepper to taste. In the mean time, cook the spaghetti al dente.*
  • Drain the spaghetti, stir in some olive oil and serve with the squid mixture on top.
  • Sprinkle the Italian Calamari with Spaghetti with chopped parsley and serve immediately.
Italian Calamari with Spaghetti recipe


The Italian Calamari with Spaghetti is a very affordable dish. This recipe is delicious, simple, and really easy to cook.


*Al dente refers to the desired texture of cooked pasta in Italian cooking. It literally means "to the tooth". When the pasta is cooked al dente, there should be a slight resistance in the center when the pasta is chewed.

Tips on how to prepare squid (calamari) or cuttlefish for cooking.

This recipe for Italian Calamari with Spaghetti serves/makes: 6

The Italian Calamari with Spaghetti recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Squid/Cuttlefish (more Squid/Cuttlefish recipes)
Preparation Method: Pan Fried/Sauteed (more Pan Fried/Sauteed recipes)
Cuisine: Italian (more Italian recipes)

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