Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 1/2 lb Small squid; cleaned, bodies

  2. 1/4-inch rings, -tentacles halved if large

  3. 1 c Plain dried bread crumbs

  4. -(about 4 ounces) 1 ts Oregano; crumbled

  5. 1 ts Freshly ground pepper

  6. Salt 1/2 c Olive oil

  7. 2 tb Olive oil

  8. 1 lg Clove garlic; minced

  9. 1 ts Anchovy paste

  10. 1/2 lb Dried capellini

  11. 1 tb Unsalted butter

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Lemon wedges, for serving : Preheat the oven to 450F. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. In a large bowl, toss the squid with the breadcrumbs, oregano, pepper, and one teaspoon salt. Spread the squid in a large baking dish in a single layer and sprinkle with any leftover crumbs. Drizzle 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of the olive oil on top. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the squid is golden brown and crunchy. : Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, whisk the garlic and the anchovy paste into the remaining 1/4 cup oil and bring to a simmer over low heat. Cook, whisking, until fragrant but not browned, about 3 minutes. : Add salt to the boiling water. Add the capellini and cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente, about 3 minutes. Drain the pasta and return it to the saucepan. Add the anchovy sauce and the butter and toss to coat. : Make a bed of capellini on a platter or plates. Mound the baked squid on the pasta and serve with lemon wedges. By Tracy Seaman, in _An Italian Christmas Eve Meal_; “Food & Wine” December, 1994


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