Chef Chuck's Lemon Calamari

Calamari al vapore con il Limone

Steamed calamari is a light summer salad that is so delicate and tasty. A popular dish on the Mediterranean, served hot or cold.

Steamed Lemon Calamari
1 pound calamari, squid
1 lemon

2 bay leafs
2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

2 cups water

In a small pot that can fit a steamer, heat 2 cups water, zest of 1 lemon, and 2 bay leafs cover and steam for 20 minutes. Clean and cut the tubes to 1/2" pieces and clean the tentacles. Place squid in steamer and cook on low for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove and place in a bowl drizzle olive oil, juice of half a lemon, salt, pepper and parsley over the calamari, enjoy.


  1. Indeed, this is very tasty! My husband & I love fresh calamari!

  2. I love calamari...and the dish that you featurea looks so yummie.

  3. Hello Juliana, Thanks for stopping by! This dish looks as good as it taste. Please try! Enjoy:)

  4. I love calamari so much. Never make it at home though. I love the stuff you make.

  5. Hi Live.Love.Eat, We love it too! You should try this very simple and delish! Thank You :)

  6. Ciao Chuck! What a great recipe! I will have to try this next time. I love calamari in the summer! You have a little surprise waiting for you over at Ciao Amalfi!

    Buon fine settimana!

  7. Ciao Laura, Thank you so much for this award! I always look forward to visiting your blog!! :)