This delicious squid recipe in red wine - Kalamarakia Krassata is another imaginative way the Greeks have to serve squid or calamari, a popular seafood in Greece.
Krassata means cooked in wine. This method of cooking using wine, which helps to tenderise the meat, is used in various Greek recipes, such as Octapodi Krassato Octopus in Red Wine. Other variations to this squid recipe will use meat, such as beef.
In this squid recipe, calamari is first fried, then slowly simmered in a sweet onion, tomato and herb infused red wine sauce, until soft and tender, creating a delicious rich, thick sauce.
Small squid are best as they are more tender, but you can use larger ones, they will need a little longer to cook to soften.
Try this squid recipe when you fancy a calamari dish but want something other than squid fried in batter!
1 kg / 2 lb squid
Serve this squid recipe with rice or pasta, salad and of course, fresh crusty bread.
Alternatively this makes a great dish to make as part of a meze - a serving of food to go with drinks - red wine or ouzo - perfect!
Here are some more of our recipes to try, using Calamari or Krassata. They are easy to make and taste superb!
Everyone's favorite recipe - Fried Calamari
Squid with Spinach tastes delicious and it's healthy too!
Try this one - the combination of squid and marinated feta is fantastic - Grilled Squid stuffed with Feta Cheese
Kalamaria Yemista is a popular Greek dish, stuffed with a tasty flavoured rice.
Octapodi Krassato Octopus cooked in Red Wine is similar to this recipe but a totally different flavor by using Octopus.
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