Light Squid Rings (calamari) in the oven

Light Squid Rings (calamari) in the oven

By 29/08/2014

I love calamari, I love those crunchy and moreish squid rings you often get as a take away at the beach or at summer festivals. I love them so much but I certainly don't like frying them and leaving such a mess on the stove afterwards!

What I do is cooking them in the oven instead. It is quick, easy and they are much lighter than the fried version + just as tasty!

If you ask the fishmonger to clean the squid for you, you won't have to spend too much time preparing it.

Serve the rings with a green salad and squeeze plenty of lemon juice on them... what a treat!

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 15 minutes



Clean the squid (if it has not been already cleaned), wash it and slice it into rings; dry the rings thoroughly with a clean kitchen towel.

Put them in a bowl, sprinkle them with salt, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and mix well. Then add the breadcrumbs and stir well.

Calamari rings in the oven

Line the breaded rings on a sheet of baking paper over a baking tray and cook them in the oven at 180C for about 15 minutes turning them halfway through the cooking. They should look nice and golden.

Calamari rings in the oven

Serve with lemon wedges and ENJOY!

Light squid rings cooked in the oven

Calamari rings in the oven

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11 Responses to Light Squid Rings (calamari) in the oven

  1. gloria

    We love calamares and these look delicious!!

  2. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,
    These look so tasty. They are beautiful, nice and crunchy! I love calamari, but for some reason we only seem to have this at holiday time in my family. Once in a while if I go to a restaurant and order them for appetisers. I love your version being baked not fried. Much healthier and easier, no messy cleanup on the stove as you said. Thanks for sharing…Enjoy your weekend!
    Dottie 🙂

  3. Angie (@angiesrecipess)

    They look so crunchy and yum! I love squid and cuttlefish, but don’t eat them often as they are high in cholesterol, though they are a low-fat food.

  4. Diana

    These look so great…but somehow I have a sneaking suspicion they would never come out this fabulous for me…

    • Alida

      Of course they will, they really really easy to prepare. Vai prova! :-))

  5. Elly

    Alida non li ho mai mangiati così, ma a vederli dalle fotografie sono così invitanti!!!

  6. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    I’ve never cooked squid. I always think they are too tricky…… But these look delicious and pretty straight forward! Maybe I should finally try them?!

  7. Tamara Flumignan

    Me li faccio stasera nella casa nuova! Facciamo festa tra qualche settimana, vieni? 🙂

  8. Catherine

    A much easier, healthier and delicious way to prepare.
    Blessings dear Alida, Catherine xo

  9. Honest Mum

    Huge fan of calamari here too and ate a lot of the stuff in Greece recently too! Gorgeous post lady!Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays. Hope to see you tomorrow!

  10. Dubravka Belogrlic

    Those are perfectly done!

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