If you haven’t made calamari soup yet, you have the opportunity to remedy the situation by making an Italian soup. This soup is not for every day, but rather for a special dinner. However, there can always be a special occasion.
200g of peeled calamari
700 ml of pureed tomatoes in their own juice
half a red onion
3 garlic cloves
4 tbsp olive oil
50 ml white dry wine
juice of a quarter of a lemon
4 sprigs of basil
2 tsp. sugar
4 slices of ciabatta or baguette
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
Step by step recipe
Finely chop the red onion and garlic and sauté in olive oil with the oregano until soft, 5 minutes. Add the wine, after 30 seconds add the pureed tomatoes and paprika and 400 ml water. Bring to the boil and reduce the heat to minimum.
Toast the bread in a toaster or in a dry pan until golden.
Slice the calamari into rings and fry in a very hot frying pan with olive oil, stirring, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper.
Pour the hot soup into plates, place the calamari rings on top, sprinkle with herbs, serve with toasted bread.