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Calamari Alla Luciana

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  1. 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus 4 tablespoons
  2. 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  3. 1 tablespoon hot red pepper flakes
  4. 1 cup Basic Tomato Sauce
  5. 1/2 cup dry white wine
  6. 2-1/2 pounds calamari, cleaned, bodies cut into 1/4-inch thick rings, tentacles left whole
  7. 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  8. 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley
  1. In a cold 6-quart saucepan, combine 1/4 cup of the oil with the garlic and pepper flakes and cook over moderate heat for 2 minutes, until light golden brown. Add the tomato sauce and the wine and bring to a boil. Add the calamari, mix well, reduce the heat and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Adjust the seasoning, stir in the vinegar, parsley and remaining oil and serve, or let cool and serve at room temperature.