How long do you cook calamari in red sauce?

  • Posted by: luca25
  • December 20, 2011


FarisNotBueller July 24, 2014
I've been known to really take my time - the real question here is squid quality. For a tougher squid you really need to break down some off that fibrous quality by cooking it for what seems like 6 months - don't get me wrong, I've been known to fry up a squid in minutes...really just depends. Either way - you need to experiment. No two batches of squid are the same...find your own way to tae it down.
ChefJune December 21, 2011
If your frying or grilling, no more than 3 minutes. If you're cooking it in gravy, I would opt for the 3 hours. It won't be rubbery.
bigpan December 21, 2011
The usual rule for squid is less than 3 minutes or more than 3 hours. Anything in-between will turn it into rubber.
cookinginvictoria December 21, 2011
I prefer to cook it quickly. . . otherwise it has the tendency to get tough and chewy. Here is my recipe for cooking squid in a red sauce with the addition of mussels. I make this for my family every year for Christmas Eve dinner.
Erica,Schneid December 20, 2011
Calamari has to be cooked quickly or for a long time. We usually let it simmer in the red sauce for about 2 hours... Sometimes we let it keep going if we are still cooking other things and it stays perfectly tender.
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