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Grilled Calamari with Tomato Olive Salsa

Grilled Calamari with Tomato Olive Salsa
YIELDS
6 servings
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Ingredients

Grilled Calamari

8
pieces fresh calamari, cleaned, ends removed
¼
cup olive oil(50mL)
Juice of one lemon
¼
tsp chili flakes(1 mL)
½
tsp salt(2mL)
¼
tsp pepper(1 mL)

Tomato Olive Salsa

6
plum tomatoes, chopped
1
red onion, finely diced
½
cup kalamata olives, pitted and chopped(125 mL)
2
Tbsp capers(25mL)
1
bunch fresh basil, chopped
2
clove garlic, finely minced
1
Tbsp lemon zest(15mL)
¼
tsp each salt and pepper(1mL)
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Directions

Step 1

Preheat grill or barbeque.

Step 2

Make slits in each calamari, at 1 cm intervals, but do not cut right through into separate into rings. (This will prevent the calamari from curling up when it is grilled).

Step 3

In a non-reactive bowl, mix olive oil, lemon juice, chili flakes, salt and pepper. Marinate calamari marinate for only 5-10 minutes.

Step 4

Grill calamari, 3 minutes per side or until cooked through. Remove to a plate.
Top calamari with salsa and serve.

Step 5

In a non-reactive bowl, stir together tomatoes, onion, olives, capers, basil, garlic and lemon zest, salt and pepper.

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