Sautéed Calamari

with cannellini beans and fennel

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Recipe video made by Ryan Published on 05/02/2018, viewed by 1323

Great as a tapa or seafood side dish. I love calamari with beans. With the sweetness of the bell peppers and the floral tartness of the lemon braised fennel, this dish is a really nice combination.

What you will need

2 heads fennel

1 lb calamari

1 can cannelini beans

1 red bell pepper

salt and pepper as needed

(Nutritional facts 9 calories, 0.09 g fat, 1.86 g carbohydrates, 0.3 g protein, undefined mg cholesterol, 203 mg sodium)

How to cook

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Roast and peel the bell pepper. Remove the seeds and membrane. Dice the bell pepper.

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Cut the fennel into wedges. Braise the fennel with a little lemon and butter.

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ore slicing. There's a clear sheath inside each tube, almost like a piece of plastic. Sometimes it will have been removed already, but double check.

Clean and slice the calamari tubes. Make sure to check inside each tube before slicing. There's a clear sheath inside each tube, almost like a piece of plastic. Sometimes it will have been removed already, but double check.

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Toss the calamari tentacles with a little salt and pepper.

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et aside. Calamari responds well to either a short cooking at high heat or a long braise. Anywhere in between and your calamari will get very chewy. Trust me, 3 minutes max.

Heat some oil over medium-high heat. Fry calamari for about 3 minutes and set aside. Calamari responds well to either a short cooking at high heat or a long braise. Anywhere in between and your calamari will get very chewy. Trust me, 3 minutes max.

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Dump a can of beans into the empty calamari pan and bring to a simmer.

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Dump in the roasted bell pepper chunks. Season with salt and pepper.

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Add the calamari. Check the seasoning. Maybe another pinch of salt or a squeeze of lemon.

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Take your braised fennel and arrange the wedges over the top of the calamari.

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