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Squid in Olive Oil and Paprika

Calamares con pimentón picante is made here with hot paprika (picante) but you could use a sweeter version.

Buy squid already cleaned. Good with other tapas, such as chorizo and olives.

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  1. 1

    Slice the squid “tube” into rings.

  2. 2

    Heat the oil in a frying pan on a medium heat, add the garlic and fry for 1 minute, stirring, then increase the heat and add the squid. Fry for 3 minutes on a high heat, stirring frequently.

  3. 3

    Season to taste with salt, then add the paprika and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.

  4. 4

    Transfer to small serving plates and serve immediately, with lemon wedges for squeezing.


  • 450g squid, cleaned
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tsp hot paprika
  • 2 lemon, 1 cut into wedges to serve, 1 juiced

Serves 4

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Recipe published with permission from © Dorling Kindersley Limited. The Cooking Book 2008


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