Calamari in a Creamy White Wine Sauce

Calamari in a Creamy White Wine Sauce


"This dish looks like you slaved over it and has such a rich taste that you don't need any sides. It is a creamy spicy calamari in white wine sauce over pasta. Dinner for two but easily doubled. Serve with the rest of the wine!"


35 m servings 1230 cals
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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  • Calories:
  • 1230 kcal
  • 61%
  • Fat:
  • 67.2 g
  • 103%
  • Carbs:
  • 104.3g
  • 34%
  • Protein:
  • 38.9 g
  • 78%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 417 mg
  • 139%
  • Sodium:
  • 306 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add crushed garlic, and cook for a few seconds until it turns golden brown. Stir in the squid, and cook until it turns white. Pour in white wine and cherry pepper slices; bring to a simmer, and cook until the wine is reduced by half, about 3 minutes.
  3. Stir cornstarch into the cream, and add to the simmering calamari. Season with red pepper flakes, basil, salt, and pepper; stir until thickened. To serve, toss pasta with sauce, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
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  1. 16 Ratings


Yummy. I'm always looking for new ways to serve seafood as my husband is a pescatarian (no meat, only seafood). I thought calamari would be a real challenge, and I expected to have to make an al...

I read the previous review and decided in order to not make this recipe too hot, I'd use an orange bell pepper instead of the spicy peppers. That may have been a mistake, because I found the rec...

A popular dish even with kids! I had bought a bag of 'seafood mix' from Aldi and wasn't sure what to do with it. Had calamari, shrimp and scallops. Made this sauce to go with it although I didn'...

Very nice sauce! I didnt have the peppers, so I skipped them, and I switched the basil for green onions. It was still a very nice sauce! I might try it with shrimp next time. I think the peppers...

VERY good. Although I'm not a "hot foods" person I enjoyed this very much. I will make it again but will halve the peppers (just a bit too spicy for my taste), add a can of diced tomatoes (the...

Great creamy sauce! I substituted the cherry chilis for 3 serrano peppers as I don't have access to cherry chilis. Used ~1/8 tsp of chili flakes and this was nicely flavoured. I enjoy spicy f...

I made this sauce with shrimp and tossed with linguini. I made it again only tossed about half the sauce with pasta and poured the rest over tilapia fillets. The sauce was nice and tasty withou...

The calamari were delicious!

Made this sauce to go over lobster ravioli. I had Gew├╝rztraminer on hand so used that for the wine but I think next time I will use a Chablis or a Riesling. Didn't have any heavy cream so I used...