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Mallorca Style Calamari

– Mallorca Style Calamari –

For most of us whenever we think of squid, it´s usually in the form of fried calamari, not that there´s anything wrong with that! I love (and who doesn´t ?) a fresh plate of fried and crunchy calamari, but squid is so much more than just fried calamari. This recipe of Mallorca style calamari really elevates squid to the next level, bringing out the best possible flavor of this seafood delight. This recipe is inspired from the beautiful Balearic Islands off the eastern coast of Spain. These islands are universally known for their culinary contribution to the Spanish table. This dish uses simple yet tasty ingredients, and with some simple (actually fool-proof) techniques, you can create this restaurant worthy dish . Watch the video below on how to easily make these Mallorca style calamari, and be prepared to feast your tastebuds, and impress your guest. Salud!

Watch the Video Below on How to Make Mallorca Style Calamari

Mallorca Style Calamari

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 2 Squid Tubes (cleaned and tentacles removed)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Green Onion
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1/2 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 Cup White Wine
  • 1 Cup Tomato Puree
  • 3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Spanish Olive Oil
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Sea Salt
  • Freshly Cracked Pepper


  1. Finely mince 2 cloves of garlic, finely dice 1 onion, finely dice 1 red bell pepper and cut some chives out of a green onion
  2. Cut each tube of squid into 1-inch thick slices (you should end up with about three 1-inch thick rings from each tube of squid)
  3. Heat a non-stick frying pan with a medium heat and add 3 tablespoons of extra virgin Spanish olive oil
  4. Once the oil gets hot, season it with sea salt and add the squid rings
  5. Cook each side for about 1 minute (2 minutes total), remove from the pan and set aside
  6. Using the same with the same oil add the diced red bell peppers to pan and cook for about 3 minutes
  7. Add the diced onions to the pan, mix with the bell peppers and cook for another 3 minutes, then add the 2 minced garlics
  8. About 20-30 seconds after adding the garlic, add the chives and mix everything together
  9. Add 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika, mix, and then add a 1/4 cup of white wine and cook for about 1 minute, then season with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  10. 2 minutes after adding the white wine to the pan, add 1 cup of tomato puree to the pan, season with sea salt, mix everything together and lower your fire to a LOW heat
  11. After letting the sauce simmer for about 5 minutes, return the squid rings back to the pan and cook each side for 2 minutes (4 minutes total)
  12. Evenly transfer the squid rings to 2 plates, using a tong, lightly squeeze open each squid ring and add the tomato sauce inside of each ring
  13. Sprinkle each plate with freshly chopped parsley
  14. Enjoy!

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