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Bowl of grilled calamari with roasted peppers.
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Grilled Calamari and roasted Peppers

I've always had an aversion to raw squid, but cooked calamari was a different matter. I'd happily down a plate of those! This is a great recipe that is quick and easy to put together.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Seafood
Keyword: gluten-free, keto, low carb, paleo, Primal, seafood, Whole30
Servings: 3
Calories: 334kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • 1 pound squid cleaned and gutted
  • 2 tablespoon melted ghee or fat of choice
  • Diamond Crystal kosher salt 
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small shallot thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Italian parsley

Instructions

  • Start by placing the bell pepper directly on your gas range and charring it until black all over.
  • Place the pepper in a bowl and cover tightly with foil or plastic wrap and let the sucker steam for at least 15 minutes.
  • Rub off the blackened skin and remove the stem, seeds, and ribs.
  • Cut the bell pepper into thin strips and set aside.
  • Rinse and dry squid. Cut each one open so it will lie flat on the grill. (You can remove the skin if you want, but I'm lazy and I don't always)
  • Toss the squid with the cooking fat and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Combine the thinly sliced shallots and balsamic vinegar in a small bowl and let them mellow out.
  • Preheat your gas grill on high. Once it’s super hot, toss on the squid and cook for 20-30 seconds on each side. The tentacles take a tiny bit longer to cook, but don’t let the calamari linger on the grill until the meat turns to rubber.
  • Once the squid is flash grilled, slice them up and toss them in a bowl.
  • Add juice from half a lemon over the squid and pour in the olive oil.
  • Toss in the balsamic-marinated shallots, sliced peppers, salt, and pepper.
  • Mix everything well and sprinkle on the parsley. Taste for seasoning and adjust as needed.
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Nutrition

Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 22g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g