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Calamari in a Creamy White Wine Sauce


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Submitted By: NUKA1
Photo By: TeenCook
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 35 Minutes
Servings: 2
“This creamy calamari and linguine pasta dish looks like you slaved all day making it; the spicy white wine-basil cream sauce is divine!”
1/2 pound linguine pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
8 ounces squid, cleaned and cut into
rings and tentacles
3/4 cup white wine
3 cherry peppers, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup cream
crushed red pepper flakes to taste
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup shredded fresh basil
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add crushed garlic, and cook for a few seconds until it turns golden brown. Stir in the squid, and cook until it turns white. Pour in white wine and cherry pepper slices; bring to a simmer, and cook until the wine is reduced by half, about 3 minutes.
3. Stir cornstarch into the cream, and add to the simmering calamari. Season with red pepper flakes, basil, salt, and pepper; stir until thickened. To serve, toss pasta with sauce, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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