29 Refreshing Calamari Steak Recipes to Enjoy Anytime

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A Few Words About Calamari Steak Recipe

Calamari is a culinary term used for squid meat. Calamari originally comes from Spanish and Italian words that mean squid. The tenderized meat of giant squid is referred to as calamari steak. There are countless ways to use calamari in various recipes. It can be used as such in grilled calamari steak, cut in cubes to be fried, or even cooked with other kinds of seafood.

Squids are a significant part of fancy Mediterranean cuisine. Calamari steak is becoming more common due to its mild flavor and chewy texture. Due to its mild taste, Calamari steak alone can be a bit bland, but pairing it with some sauce, vegetables, or zest can take the recipe to the next level.

These 29 Refreshing Calamari Steak Recipes will help you work on various combinations to get to know the phenomenal flavor behind the pleasant firmness of calamari steak.


1

Low Fodmap Grilled Calamari Steaks

Low Fodmap Grilled Calamari Steaks is a recipe that can be made in minimum time if you have the right ingredients in the correct quantity. It is all about the right ingredients and preparing them properly. Small diamond patterns are made halfway on the calamari steak to ensure even cooking and keep the steak flat. A few other things should be kept in mind to get a perfectly cooked, highly nutritious grilled calamari steak through this recipe. If you’ve less time to prepare your meal and want a change in your routine meals, then you must try this recipe.

Calories per Serving:156
Total Preparation Time: 9 minutes

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Low Fodmap Grilled Calamari Steaks


2

Crispy Squid & Prawns With Homemade Sweet Chilli Sauce

Another calamari recipe that makes a perfect choice for your snack time is Crispy Squid & Prawns With Homemade Sweet Chilli Sauce. This recipe uses tentacles instead of using large squids to make perfect rings. It is a deep-fried dish that gives a burst of flavor when eaten with homemade chili sauce. This calamari recipe is given as starters, and a blend of prawns and calamari tentacles gives it a perfect fit to have before the main course. This is one of the easiest recipes you can try at home. You can use fresh or frozen squid according to their availability and convenience.

Calories per Serving: 530

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Crispy Squid & Prawns With Homemade Sweet Chilli Sauce


3

Creamy Calamari Fettuccine

Creamy Calamari Fettuccine is a blend of flavors from mild calamari meat and creamy pasta. The addition of pepper sauce and fresh mushrooms further enhances the flavor. It is a healthy option for your main portion and is equally delicious. If you’re looking for balanced and healthy meal ideas to incorporate into your diet, then this one can be for you.  It has all the necessary ingredients that will satisfy your taste buds. If you want a restaurant-style fancy meal experience at home, then you must try this recipe.

Calories per Serving: 188.25
Total Preparation Time: 55 minutes

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Creamy Calamari Fettuccine


4

Crispy Fried Calamari

Another fried calamari steak recipe is an addition to the world’s best appetizers to have. This recipe uses small squid’s bodies to prepare Crispy Fried Calamari. This golden crispy fried calamari recipe is different from a fried ring that uses tentacles to prepare the recipe. The body of squid serves as a calamari steak in this recipe. Try out this recipe if you want something quick and closest to crispy squid rings. This recipe will blow your mind, and you will not stop having them as your regular snack meals.

Calories per Serving: 390
Total Preparation Time: 1 hour

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Crispy Fried Calamari


5

Pan Grilled Calamari – Healthy Recipe For Grilled Squid

Pan Grilled Calamari is a Healthy Recipe option made by pan Grilling calamari steak in extra virgin Spanish olive oil. The heavenly blend of all the herbs and spices gives this dish a royal aroma and flavor. If you’re thinking of impressing your guest with something unique and flavorful, add this pan-grilled calamari steak recipe to your menu. The grilled tomato and mixed herbs go perfectly with the flavor of calamari steak. Ensure to cook squid tubes for the required time to prevent an extra chewy texture.

Total Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

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Pan Grilled Calamari – Healthy Recipe For Grilled Squid


6

Calamares (Deep Fried Squid Rings)

This calamari recipe made from squid tubes cut into rings is the most common and widely prepared dish in the Mediterranean region.  This dish goes well when served with different condiments. Different areas of the world use signature condiments, including sweet chili sauce, lemon wedges, tartar sauce, etc. This is a quick recipe to perfectly fry the calamari tubes. Serve it with your favorite sauce, and you have a perfect appetizer ready to eat.

Total Preparation Time: 17 Minutes

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Calamares (Deep Fried Squid Rings)


7

Grilled Stuffed Calamari

Grilled Stuffed Calamari uses special stiffing to fill in the tube of calamari. This recipe is a healthy option for side dishes as it has a balance option of seafood stuffed with vegetables and herbs. The stuffing of mixed vegetables, herbs, and spices gives it an incredible taste. This amazing calamari dish is visually appealing and has an amazing flavor and aroma. Try out this recipe if you’re a fan of seafood and want to try something new on your cooking wish list.

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Grilled Stuffed Calamari


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Spicy Grilled Calamari Steaks

This Spicy Grilled Calamari Steaks recipe requires marinating before cooking. The rich spices flavor makes it a perfect fit for people who love the spicy and tangy flavor. This calamari steak recipe marination uses a quick hack in which you pour all the spices and calamari steak into a zip-lock bag and refrigerate it. This gives a balance and even flavor to calamari steak. If you love to try spicy recipes with unique ingredients, then this one is definitely for you.

Calories per Serving: 180
Total Preparation Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

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Spicy Grilled Calamari Steaks


9

Grilled Calamari Steaks with Mediterranean Salsa

Grilled Calamari steak is a healthy option for your meals. It is rich in nutrients and healthy fat. The mixture of healthy vegetables in salsa gives it a bomb of flavor in your mouth. Combining ordinary salsa with grilled calamari steak gives it an unbelievable flavor. Try out this recipe if you’re bored of having a bland salad in your diet. Add colors to your meal and life with this recipe. This is a perfect meal to light up your dining table.

Total Preparation Time: 19 minutes

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Grilled Calamari Steaks with Mediterranean Salsa


10

Lemon Pepper Grilled Calamari

Lemon Pepper Grilled Calamari Steak is a delicious recipe that can be cooked within a few minutes. All you need is a lot of seasoning to give you the magical and authentic flavor of calamari steak with salt, pepper, a lot of herbs, and some lemon juice. You can serve it with mayonnaise or any sauce of your choice. It makes a perfect dinner in a short time. It goes well with some parsley and lemon juice on top.

Calories per Serving: 65
Total Preparation Time: 45 minutes

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Lemon Pepper Grilled Calamari


11

Flash Fried Squid

Fried calamari steak, including Flash Fried Squid, is the most commonly used recipe for cooking calamari steak. The basic and most important thing while preparing this recipe is to cook and never overcook the calamari steak. Over-cooking can make it extra chewy and unpleasant to eat. Try out this recipe for dinner or lunch appetizers, and you’ll be amazed by the finished product. Serve this recipe with your favorite sauce for the best taste.

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Flash Fried Squid


12

Calamari Steak and Lemony Pasta

Calamari Steak and Lemony Pasta is an Italian way to enjoy seafood with lemony pasta. An Italian dinner meal usually starts with some pasta as the main dish, followed by some meat or fish. This recipe has a balance of flavors, from pasta, calamari steak, sautéed vegetables, and lemon wedges. If you learn to cook this calamari steak recipe in the right way, then you’ll never need to order them at the restaurant. Make this recipe for your friend once, and they’ll become a fan of your cooking skills.

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Calamari Steak and Lemony Pasta


13

Spanish Style Squid Steaks with Spicy Garlic Sauce

Spanish Style Squid Steaks With Spicy Garlic Sauce is a famous summer dish that is made from squid calamari tubes. Spanish people can eat calamari steak all year round. It is something that is linked to their food culture. You can use a frying pan or grill pan to prepare the calamari steak in this recipe. It is a simple recipe but requires a special technique to cook calamari steak. The basic rule to get a perfect Spanish Style Calamari Steak recipe is to avoid over-cooking the squid tubes. This recipe goes perfectly with spicy garlic sauce. This recipe is definitely for you if you’re a fan of Spanish main course dishes.

Total Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

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Spanish Style Squid Steaks With Spicy Garlic Sauce


14

Parmesan Calamari Steaks

Parmesan Calamari Steaks is an easy and yummy recipe made with minimum effort. Adding mixed herbs and special parmesan cheese makes it a unique dish. It is a pan-fried recipe, so the thickness of the calamari steak should be appropriate before cooking. This recipe only gives authentic flavor if all the instructions are followed properly. If you are thinking of trying this recipe, then make sure to read and understand the entire process properly. Only then you’ll be able to enjoy the real flavor of calamari steak cooked with herbs and parmesan cheese.

Total Preparation Time: 45 Minutes

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Parmesan Calamari Steaks


15

Thai Red Curry Calamari Steak

Thai Red Curry Calamari Steak is a gluten-free and dairy-free option for main meals. It is a common part of authentic Asian dinners. Calamari steak and a mix of herbs and red curry sauce give this recipe a spicy and juicy flavor. If you’re a fan of Thai spices and Asian curry flavors, you must try this recipe. This dish goes well with Bok Choy, another Asian side dish. The aromatic flavors from sauces, curry pastes, and herbs will make you try this recipe again and again.

Calories per Serving: 162
Total Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

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Thai Red Curry Calamari Steak


16

Grilled Calamari Steaks with Summer Salsa

Another Thai seafood dish that can be enjoyed at summer barbeque evenings is Grilled Calamari Steaks With Summer Salsa. All the ingredients in this recipe give it a lively and make you feel nostalgic. The aroma of grilled calamari steak and corn helps you experience the authentic Thai flavor. If you try out this recipe, it will blow your mind, and it may become your new favorite dish to cook for your family and friends.

Total Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

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Grilled Calamari Steaks with Summer Salsa


17

Chinese Squid Stir Fry

Chinese Squid Stir Fry is an amazing meal prepared in a Chinese wok using calamari steak or calamari tubes. This recipe is completely different from a grilled calamari steak recipe that is cooked on a grill pan. Both these recipes have special texture and flavor, but calamari cooked in a wok is less common and requires a few skills to get calamari steak cooked perfectly with proper cuttings and authentic flavor. An addition of red pepper and onion gives this recipe a crunchy twist. The perfect aromatic colorful finish product is the best part of cooking this recipe. You can serve it with lemon wedges and boiled rice.

Total Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

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Chinese Squid Stir Fry


18

Pan-Fried Calamari with Rich Chili Jelly

Pan-Fried Calamari With Rich Chili Jelly is a saucy twist to ordinary calamari steak flavors. Its uniqueness comes from the chili jelly combined with fresh crispy arugula. If you like spicy, sweet, and tangy flavors in your routine meals, this recipe is the one for you. This recipe is perfect for special dinner events or even to make at home. If made correctly, it might become your comfort food as it has all the ingredients we love to have in our routine life.

Calories per Serving: 203.25
Total Preparation Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes

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Pan-Fried Calamari with Rich Chili Jelly


19

Calamari Steak Katsu

Calamari Steak Katsu is another fusion recipe coming from Japanese origin. Katsu is a common recipe made with chicken. Katsu sauce goes well with fries, baked or grilled calamari steak. This recipe is a unique spin on all-time favorite fried calamari steak served with katsu sauce, some vegetables, or boiled rice. This recipe can go well on your dining table as an appetizer or main dish. This is a really simple recipe but lets you experience Japanese cuisine with a fusion meal.

Total Preparation Time: 23 Minutes

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Calamari Steak Katsu


20

Lime and Sweet Chili Grilled Squid/Calamari Steaks

Grilled or fresh Lemons are a necessary part of almost all calamari recipes. This Lime and Sweet Chili Grilled Squid/Calamari Steaks also uses lime alongside sweet chili to spice the flavor of grilled calamari. The procedure to grill calamari remains almost the same for most recipes, but the real difference is in various side ingredients and sauces that are used in preparing and serving the grilled, fried, or stewed calamari steak.

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Lime and Sweet Chili Grilled Squid/Calamari Steaks


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Grilled Calamari Steaks Spicy

A few recipes require marination before cooking calamari steak, and the Grilled Calamari Steaks Spicy recipe is one of them. As a calamari steak is thoroughly cooked in a short time, it doesn’t need long time marination.  This recipe will help you learn how to prepare calamari steak by removing tentacles from the squid’s body and how to cook calamari steak properly with even flavors.

Total Preparation Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes

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Grilled Calamari Steaks Spicy


22

Quick And Easy, Fried Calamari Steak

If you are looking for lazy recipes for summer evenings, this quick and easy Fried Calamari Steak recipe is the best option. There are times when you don’t feel like spending a long time in the kitchen but still want to have something fancy. Next time you feel this way, make sure to try this recipe. To prepare this recipe, you’ll only need to buy calamari steak, and the rest of the ingredients are pretty basic and always available in the kitchen. You can have it with tartar sauce or any other sauce you choose.

Total Preparation Time: 20 minutes

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Quick And Easy, Fried Calamari Steak


23

Spinach-Stuffed Calamari from Mediterranean Paleo Cooking

The people living around the sea always love to have seafood and experiment with various seafood recipes. This Spinach-Stuffed Calamari recipe is a twist on ordinary seafood and other calamari steak recipes. Stuffing the calamari tubes after proper cleaning is a technical task. This recipe clearly explains how to remove tentacles from the tube and stuff it with the material prepared from spinach. This recipe goes well as an appetizer, but you can also have it as the main dish. If you are looking for a Mediterranean Paleo-friendly recipe, then try this recipe for sure.

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Spinach-Stuffed Calamari From Mediterranean Paleo Cooking


24

Mixed Seafood in a Creamy Garlic Wine Sauce

Mixed Seafood In A Creamy Garlic Wine Sauce is also known as “Mariscos al ajillo” in Spanish. Rich in creamy ingredients and a variety of seafood, this recipe is one of the best recipes made from calamari. The recipe, like its name, has an authentic Spanish flavor. You can try this recipe if you love having creamy white sauce in your foods. The perfect mix of shrimp, calamari steak, and any other seafood can give you this heavenly-tasting recipe.

Total Preparation Time: 25 minutes

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Mixed Seafood in a Creamy Garlic Wine Sauce


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Spicy Sweet Calamari Steak Salad

Spicy Sweet Calamari Steak Salad has a perfect sweet and savory flavor. The preparation of a special sauce gives this recipe a signature flavor. If you like trying out different seafood recipes, give this calamari steak salad a try. Due to the marination of calamari steak and combining it with salad and sauce, this recipe gets a next-level taste. This recipe can make your dinner table pleasant and lively. This unique recipe will help you make a decent meal with little effort.

Total Preparation Time: 1 hour and 5 minutes

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Spicy Sweet Calamari Steak Salad


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Calamari Puttanesca

Calamari Puttanesca is a fusion recipe that has an Indian spice and flavor added to it. When people try foods and dishes around the globe, they can explore and connect to the culture of a specific area. This recipe also lets you experience mouthwatering Indian flavor with less common seafood, i.e., calamari steak.  This recipe goes well with boiled rice or brad. Try out this recipe if you want to impress your friend with an Indian twist to Mediterranean calamari.

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Calamari Puttanesca


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Oven Fried Calamari

Oven Fried Calamari is a healthier version of deep-fried calamari steak. It is not healthier but also more flavorful due to the mild flavor of calamari that goes well with any type of sauce. This recipe can be used for any seafood, but if you want a mild, sweet, delightful taste, go for calamari steak. This recipe serves well as a starter for dinner or lunch and goes well with tartar sauce and lemon wedges. If you are figuring out healthy ways to fulfill your craving, then this recipe can help you in your wellness journey.

Total Preparation Time: 35 minutes

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Oven Fried Calamari


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Grilling Calamari (Squid) on a Weber Kettle with Two Different Marinades

This grilled calamari steak recipe has a charred color and coal aroma resulting from Grilling Calamari (Squid) in a Weber Kettle With Two Different Marinades. This recipe has most of the ingredients similar to other recipes, but what makes it special is the grilling method used for cooking calamari steak. Try out this recipe at your family get-together or barbeque dinners. You will amaze everyone with the spicy and heavenly flavor of this recipe.

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Grilling Calamari (Squid) on a Weber Kettle with Two Different Marinades


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Calamari with Spiced Eggplant

Another way to spice up mild calamari flavor is Calamari with spiced eggplant. People all around the globe have added their local foods to Mediterranean dishes to make new recipes. This idea of fusion recipes has connected cultures from all over the globe. This recipe is yet another fusion recipe that uses eggplant to spice up the flavor of char-grilled calamari steak with tentacles. Try out this recipe at home, and you’ll start loving this amazing combination.

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Calamari with Spiced Eggplant


Index of Calamari Steak Recipes

  1. Low Fodmap Grilled Calamari Steaks
  2. Crispy Squid & Prawns With Homemade Sweet Chili Sauce
  3. Creamy Calamari Fettuccine
  4. Crispy Fried Calamari
  5. Pan Grilled Calamari – A Healthy Recipe For Grilled Squid
  6. Calamares (Deep Fried Squid Rings)
  7. Grilled Stuffed Calamari
  8. Spicy Grilled Calamari Steaks
  9. Grilled Calamari Steaks With Mediterranean Salsa
  10. Lemon Pepper Grilled Calamari
  11. Flash Fried Squid
  12. Calamari Steak and Lemony Pasta
  13. Spanish-Style Squid Steaks with Spicy Garlic Sauce
  14. Parmesan Calamari Steaks
  15. Thai Red Curry Calamari Steak
  16. Grilled Calamari Steaks with Summer Salsa
  17. Chinese Squid Stir Fry
  18. Pan-Fried Calamari with Rich Chili Jelly
  19. Calamari Steak Katsu
  20. Lime and Sweet Chili Grilled Squid/Calamari Steaks
  21. Grilled Calamari Steaks Spicy
  22. Quick And Easy, Fried Calamari Steak
  23. Spinach-Stuffed Calamari from Mediterranean Paleo Cooking
  24. Mixed Seafood In A Creamy Garlic Wine Sauce (Mariscos Al Ajillo)
  25. Spicy Sweet Calamari Steak Salad
  26. Calamari Puttanesca
  27. Oven Fried Calamari
  28. Grilling Calamari (Squid) on a Weber Kettle With Two Different Marinades
  29. Calamari with Spiced Eggplant

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