Calamari Stew with Garlic Toast

Calamari Stew with Garlic Toast


For the stew:

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, cut in 1/2

  • 3/4 cups tomato sauce

  • 1/4 cup white wine

  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh chopped thyme leaves

  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • Small pinch salt

  • Small pinch freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/2 pound calamari (squid), bodies thinly sliced and tentacles whole

For the toast:

  • 2 slices of bread

  • Olive oil, for brushing

  • 1 clove garlic


For the Calamari Stew:

  1.  Warm the olive oil over medium heat in a medium pot.

  2. Add the garlic and let cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

  3. Remove the garlic. Add the tomato sauce, white wine, thyme, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.

  4. Bring the mixture to a simmer.

  5. Add the calamari and stir to combine.

  6. Continue to cook until the mixture comes back up to a simmer, about 2 more minutes.

  7.  Serve immediately with the Garlic Toasts.

For the Garlic Toast:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F

  2. Meanwhile, brush the bread slices with olive oil.

  3. Toast until the bread is crisp and turning golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes.

  4.  Remove from the oven and rub the top of the toasts with whole garlic cloves.

  5. Serve immediately with the Calamari Stew.