Recipe By Buon Giorno Ristorante Italiano, Photography by Ingrid Kuenzel

Buon Giorno’s Calamari Napoletana


225 g squid tubes (we like to use the size U/10)

1 cup flour to coat the squid tubes

To taste salt

Canola or corn oil for deep frying

1 Tbs (15 mL) olive oil

1-2 cloves garlic, diced

Chili flakes

1 cup (240 mL) good tomato sauce (preferably made with San Marzano tomatoes)


  1. Thaw squid (if frozen) and cut tubes into slices approximately 8 mm thick.
  2. Place flour in a bowl, and season with salt. 
  3. Place canola or corn oil in a deep frying pan and heat to 375º F.
  4. In another skillet sauté the garlic and the chili flakes in a tablespoon of olive oil until the garlic becomes slightly browned, and then add the tomato sauce and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. When canola/corn oil is at temperature dip the calamari into the flour and deep fry until crispy. Drain excess oil on a napkin and then add to the hot tomato sauce. Toss a few times until the calamari is coated, and then plate.

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