Recipe: Semolina Calamari

Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside.

By: Chef Rossella Rago, Cooking With Nonna


For the Calamari:

  • 1 pound medium sized calamari
  • 1 cup semolina – semolina rimacinata
  •  Salt
  •  Olive oil for frying

Serves: 2


  1. Clean and wash the calamari well under fresh water.
  2. Cut the body of the calamari in rings and pat dry.
  3. Put the olive oil in a deep pot and bring it to high temperature.
  4. Put the calamari in the semolina and make sure that they are well coated.
  5. Fry the calamari until they turn golden.
  6. Remove from the oil and immediately sprinkle salt as desired.
  7. Sprinkle some fresh lemon over them and enjoy.

Note: If you do not have Semolina, you can use flour.


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