#SundaySupper: Summer BBQ Party

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Special thanks to Melanie from ‘Melanie Makes’ for being such a fab hostess this week.

Everyone got togethe5r this week to create the most amazing Summer BBQ and you are all invited.

I’ve got a bit of a bizarro one this week but give it a chance.  You’ll love this.

Whole calamari stuffed with crumbs and green onions, wrapped with bacon and studded with rosemary.

Totally fantastic tasting, looks gorgeous AND is super cheap.

I bought by calamari from my local grocery store in the frozen fish section.  I chose cleaned and without the tentacles.  Just let the defrost on the counter top and then give them a quick rinse just before your ready to assemble.  You can often find the same thing at a fish market but I always like to use ingredients that you can easily find.  Doesn’t it just bug you when there’s a pretty recipe but you have to run all over town for the ingredients?  That just isn’t likely to happen for most of us.

Mix bread crumbs with salt, pepper and chopped green onion.  Loosely stuff each calimari, wrap in a piece of bacon and stud with a rosemary stick.  Salt and pepper the outside.

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Now, wasn’t that simple? I know, calamari always looks so complicated but really it’s the easiest fish you can cook.  Heat the bbq to 400 degrees and place the squid on it for approximately 10 minutes with the lid closed.  

How will you know it’s done?  

1) The bacon is cooked.

2) The calamari turns VERY white.

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I like to spritz the whole thing with lemon and enjoy on a bed of arugula.

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So yummy.

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#SundaySupper: Summer BBQ Party
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 6 calamari
  • 6 sprigs rosemary
  • 4 slices of bread (crumbed to equal 2½ cups)
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 6 slices of bacon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • arugula for serving on and lemon slices for dousing
Instructions
  1. Mix bread and green onions with ¼ tsp each of salt and pepper. Stuff each squid. Wrap each with a slice of bacon, poke with a rosemary sprig and salt and pepper each. Place on a 400 degree bbq (don't turn if you want white tops like mine-turn if you'd like grill marks) and close the lid. Check after 7 minutes. You're looking for cooked bacon and bright white calamari. Serve on a bed of arugula, dressing with fresh lemon juice.

 

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  1. This sounds delicious! I love calamari, but I never have it because I always think it’s going to be too expensive, but if you can find it frozen right at the grocery store, maybe it’s something I should look for next time! I would love it if you would bring this recipe to my recipe link party The Yuck Stops Here starting Tuesday evening at 8pm ET. Hope to see you there! HUGS

  2. Show stopper! Love the use of the calamari. I will be saving this recipe because my family loves calamari.

  3. Gorgeous recipe!

  4. OMG! Great looking recipe! I’ve never purchased calamari before, but you’ve seriously got me thinking about it. Pinning!

    • You can totally do this. Can’t tell you how much I appreciate your wine pairing. You picked one of my favourite summer drinks-rose.

  5. Those calamari are really gorgeous, I have never made anything like this and it is making me drool looking at your amazing pictures Jane!!

    • You are too sweet. Anytime someone likes my pictures my heart swells more than a bit-my photos began here being pretty grim. LOVE your recipe this week.

  6. That is one of my biggest pet peeves – recipes where ingredients are impossible to find, or send you all over town and they still remain elusive.

    This is gorgeous – sous chef loves calamari.

    • Doesn’t that just bug you so much?! Why must so many recipes have us running all over town? My small one is mental for calimari as well.

  7. Stuffed calamari – not something you see grilled very often but I love where you went with this!

  8. This is RIGHT up my alley!

  9. haha! That is a bizarre one! I honestly don’t know if your store would even carry calamari. I’ll have to check!

  10. I’ve never made calamari at home, but you have taken the mystery out of it! This looks wonderful!

  11. So, so intrigued by this dish and couldn’t wait to see it today – you didn’t disappoint!

  12. I have always wondered about ways to prepare calamari when it is sold like this. I’m excited to have a recipe to try!

  13. Whoa for making calimari at home! You’re right–I think we’re all daunted by the thought of buying and prepping octopus, but you make it sound a cinch. Awesome share for this Sunday–great to meetcha on your lovely blog!

    • Ala, you are too nice. It is so simple. I’m totally embarrassed at how quick this whole thing is. Loved perusing your blog.

  14. I would have never thought to grill calamari, but it sounds amazing with addition of rosemary and bacon!

    • I have an idea for the whole squid (tentacles and all) that I hope to get to in the next wee bit. Fingers crossed.

  15. Not bizarre at all … it sounds totally delicious to me!

  16. Oh my goodness this sounds and looks decadent.

  17. My husband would absolutely adore these!

  18. I’m so in love with this post!! I love trying squid in different preparations other than fried calamari. I mean, fried calamari is delicious, don’t get me wrong, but it’s nice to branch out. I would be all over this version!

  19. have you had calamari jerky before? so good!! love that you are grilling it! not a preparation you see too often! thanks for sharing!

  20. What a gorgeous dish! I have never made calamari, but I want to now! I’ll be on the lookout for it in the store for sure!

  21. I love calamari, and what a creative way to make it!!! Absolutely love it – it would be perfect for a party!!!!!

  22. I love calamari, but I’ve never tried cooking it–I didn’t realize it was so easy–and of course, anything with bacon is going to be a hit around here!

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