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Gina’s Calamari Salad with Lemon and Parsley

19 Jun

Another great recipe by Gina!  This recipe is packed with flavor and a great light summer meal.  DH loved it!  I hope you enjoy!

Ingredients:
1/4 cup red onion, diced up
1 stick of celery, chopped into small pieces
1/2 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
1 garlic clove, chopped up
1 1/2 lemons
1 1/4 tsp red wine vinegar
salt and fresh pepper to taste
1 lb. fresh squid, tube and tentacles cleaned

Directions:
Rinse squid and slice tubes into 1/2 inch rings.  Leave the tentacles whole and set aside.  Prepare a bowl of water with ice.

In a medium bowl combine onion, garlic, celery, red peppers, parsley, lemon juice, vinegar, salt and fresh pepper.

Bring a medium pot filled with water and a pinch of salt to a boil.  Add calamari all at once and cook until tender yet cooked, about 1 minute.  Quickly drain once cooked and add to the ice bath until cool, about 4-5 minutes.

Combine squid with the salad and toss well.  Taste for salt and add additional seasonings and lemon juice if needed.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Makes about 3.5 cups.

Recipe Source – http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/06/chilled-calamari-salad-with-lemon-and.html