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Calamari Steak with Garlic & Capers
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Calamari Steak with Garlic & Capers

Calamari Steak with Garlic & Capers

According to Randy Gruber from Restaurant Americana, the key to making non-rubbery calamari is to use high heat so it sears and cooks quickly. Have everything at the ready when you start - it goes fast.- Serves 2


  • 12 ounces calamari steak cut into 6 large triangles
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped basil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • olive oil


  1. Season calamari with salt & pepper
  2. Heat olive oil in medium pan on high heat
  3. Pan sear calamari until cooked on both sides - about one minute each side
  4. Add butter, garlic, capers, 1/2 the parsley & basil and lemon juice
  5. Cook for just a minute and serve with sauce from pan.