Two Minute Calamari Sicilian Life Guard Style
© Lucy Schaeffer

Two-Minute Calamari Sicilian Life Guard Style



  1. 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  2. 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  3. 2 tablespoons currants
  4. 1 tablespoon hot chili flakes
  5. 1/4 cup caperberries
  6. 1 cup Israeli couscous, blanched 2 minutes and refreshed with cold water
  7. 1 1/2 pounds cleaned calamari, tubes cut into 1/4 inch rings, tentacles halved
  8. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  9. 2 cups basic tomato sauce
  10. 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  1. In a 12 to 14 inch sauté pan, heat oil until just smoking. Add pine nuts, currants and chili flakes and sauté until nuts are just golden brown, about 2 minutes. Add caperberries, tomato sauce and couscous and bring to a boil. Add calamari, stir to mix and simmer 2 to 3 minutes, or until calamari is just cooked and completely opaque. Season with salt and pepper and pour into a large warm bowl. Sprinkle with scallions and serve.