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Grilled calamari in the light oven

Credit: Photo taken by Elisa

The calamari gratin oven light is a dish tasty and, as the name suggests, light. In fact then squid rings marinated in lemon juice and then topped with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a chopped bread crumbs , Parmesan and herbs . I used fresh thyme, but they are also delicious with parsley or basil, or with a mix of all three.


  • frozen squid rings : 300 grams
  • Grated Parmesan : 50 grams
  • breadcrumbs : 2 tbsp
  • untreated lemon , large : 1
  • Garlic : 1 clove
  • thyme fresh taste
  • salt q.s.
  • extra virgin olive oil to taste

Finely grate the lemon and squeeze it . Put the thawed squid in a glass bowl, add the grated zest and drizzle with the lemon juice . Mix well, cover and marinate for half an hour in the refrigerator.

Put the Parmesan , the breadcrumbs , a sprinkling of salt , the clove of garlic and a few leaves of thyme in a food processor. Operate the blades up and mince until you obtain a fine mince .

Drain the squid from the marinade and place them in an ovenproof dish. Destroy them so as not to overlap them too much. For a super light version, put a sheet of parchment paper on the bottom of the baking dish, if you want a tastier version, lightly grease the baking dish with oil.

Spread the aromatic mince over the squid , drizzle with a little oil and cook in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for about 20 minutes .

  1. Do not prolong cooking too much , cook as much squid as necessary to form a crispy golden crust. If you cook them too much they will become hard and chewy.
  2. Serve with a salad.

Now enjoy!

This recipe is from Elisa of My foodie days

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