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Calmars en sauce tomate

  • 2 pounds frozen calamari rings (or 3 pounds of fresh, cleaned and sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove,chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon concentrated tomato puree
  • 1 bouquet garni
  • pinch (or two) of dried cayenne pepper
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

Defrost the calamari rings, then rinse with cold water and dry them with paper towel.

Heat the olive oil in a skillet and add the carrot, shallots, onion and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until the vegetables are starting to soften.

Add the squid and saute for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.

Add the tomatoes, wine, tomato puree, bouguet garni, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat down low and cover. Cook covered on low heat for 30 minutes.

Serve hot on plain white rice.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

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