Quick and Clean Calamari

Quick and Clean Calamari


Squid is one of those super fast and underrated proteins…I think because people are freaked out to try to cook it correctly. Tonight I did the fastest sautéed lemony garlic calamari with oregano, lemon zest, olive oil, and JF Spicy Salt topped vegan feta..Kevin couldn’t believe it was dairy free feta. Serves 2. 


1 package squid, defrosted, cleaned, and cut 
½ lemon, zested and juiced
3 Tbsp olive oil (I like Kyoord)
JF Salt of choice 
1 garlic clove, chopped


Vegan feta (I like Trader Joe’s)
JF Spicy Salt
Dried oregano
Parsley, chiffonade
Lemon zest
A squeeze of fresh lemon
A drizzle of olive oil (I like Kyoord)


Slice the defrosted calamari into rings. Place them in a bowl and marinate with your fresh lemon juice for about 5 minutes. When ready, drain any excess liquid and season with JF Salt of your choice. 

In a large pan, bring the olive oil to a sizzle and add the calamari. As they release liquid over the heat add your lemon zest and garlic; don't do this before the liquid is released as they will burn. Sauté for about 1-2 minutes until slightly browned - be sure not to overcook. 

Enjoy over greens, paired with JF Spicy Salt seasoned vegan feta, oregano, parsley, a drizzle of olive oil, extra pan sauce, fresh lemon zest and juice - so good!