Garlic Spaghetti with Calamari and Herbs

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Seafood and spaghetti goes so well with each other. Today's delicious spaghetti is loaded with fresh calamari and flavorful herbs. Instead of spaghetti, you can also use any flat pasta type to make a slightly different version. Calamari is very tender and cooks fairly quickly. Do not over fry it else it will spoil the texture of the recipe. If you prefer a slightly spicy version, do not hesitate to use some chili flakes. You can also use egg noodles instead of classic spaghetti as they blend quite well with seafood. I've also used generous amount of garlic in this recipe which induces a unique flavor within the pasta. Adding it in the mashed form is highly recommended. Let's quickly make this tasty pasta recipe.

Garlic Spaghetti with Calamari and Herbs
Garlic Spaghetti with Calamari and Herbs
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Garlicky spaghetti with calamari

Try this spaghetti recipe with a strong garlic flavor which is enhanced with calamari and herbs for a lip smacking flavor that’ll satisfy your taste buds.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients:
  • 300 gm spaghetti
  • 300 gm calamari (chopped)
  • 6 garlic cloves (mashed)
  • 1 tsp dried herbs
  • small bunch of parsley (finely minced)
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 50 gm tomato puree
  • pinch of paprika
  • pinch of white pepper powder
  • 3 tsp refined oil
  • salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Add spaghetti in boiling water with half tsp of salt.
  2. Switch the flame to medium and cook spaghetti for about 4 minutes.
  3. Drain all the water and keep aside.
  4. Heat refined oil in a wok on a medium flame.
  5. Add mashed garlic and saute for a minute.
  6. Add calamari and toss for a minute.
  7. Add boiled spaghetti with tomato puree and stir fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Finally season with dried herbs, onion powder, paprika, white pepper powder and salt.
  9. Toss and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  10. Add finely chopped parsley and toss again.
  11. Serve hot with strong coffee.

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