Thursday, March 7, 2013

Calamari critters


Never made this before. Will make it again. We love calamari. We even love squid. And there's nothing tentacled about that opinion.

1 lb. squid, cleaned and with the tentacles
big can crushed tomatoes
2 Tbs tomato sauce
medium chopped onion
garlics (as much as your significant other can stand to sleep next to)
fennel (yep, and with fronds too) chopped
salt and pepper
red wine (or in my case 1/2 cup Shiaoxing)
1/2 box whole wheat spaghetti (or better, linguini if you can find it)

Have you noticed that the 16 oz. box of pasta which had morphed into 14.5 oz. is now 13.25 oz? That's like reducing a quart of milk to 30 oz. and calling it a "sort of" quart, or a quart "wannabe." How long before we get 26 oz. of tomatoes in a 28 oz. can?

The factory's methods are lewd,
By weight we are now getting screwed.
They must think we're dumb;
Sit sucking a thumb.
We ought to declare a great feud.

10 comments:

belleau kitchen said...

always good to discover something that will become a family favourite... love the look of this as I do adore calamari too... yummy in my tummy! (that's proper poetry)

Jenn said...

Amen brotha!! I have notice the same thing about packaging... and funny how the cost hasn't gone down :)
Anyway.. the pasta sounds wonderful. I love calamari.. even my picky eater loves calamari!!!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

I can imagine how delicious this - we too love squid :)
Mary x

Chris said...

I wonder if it hurts when a squid gets kicked in the tentacles ;)

Angie's Recipes said...

The pasta sounds and looks terrific with calamari.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love calamari too and this sounds like a delicious preparation.

You wonder how far companies will be able to go with the package reduction!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

you have no idea how much i LOVE calamari! This is wonderful

Knatolee said...

Mmmmm, I LOVE squid!!

And I am glad you enjoy my blog, Stephen. Thank you for all your kind words. :))

Knatolee said...

And I love the limerick!

Michael Toa said...

Love calamari and love pasta. Delicious. I like that you added fennel too, I must try that sometime.

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