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Calamari with Lemon Herbed Potatoes

Recipe posted on: 21 January 2015

Calamari with Lemon Herbed Potatoes

Recipe information

Serves: 4
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes

Recipe nutrition

Calories: 278
Carbs: 38.6 grams
Protein: 13.1 grams
Fat: 8.7 grams

Calamari can be difficult to cook properly - they need to be cooked either really quickly or long and slowly to ensure they taste soft and melt in the mouth, otherwise if they are cooked incorrectly, they can end up hard and chewy.


  • 500ml chicken stock
  • 1kg calamari
  • 12 medium green prawns, peeled, de-veined and chopped finely
  • 1 x 400g can organic tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped coriander
  • 1 Tbsp grated lemon rind
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin, cold pressed olive oil
  • Leafy Green Salad

Ingredients - Lemon, Rosemary & Oregano Potatoes

  • 500g King Edward or Desire potatoes, peeled and chopped in 4cm pieces
  • 2 lemons, chopped into 4cm pieces
  • 1 whole garlic, cloves separated
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin, cold pressed olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 Tspn sweet paprika powder


  1. Combine prawns, parsley, coriander and lemon rind and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and add onion and cook over a low heat until it is soft. Add some of the chicken stock if the onions start to stick to the pan.
  3. When the onions are completed cooking, add the garlic, tomatoes and chicken stock and cook, uncovered over a high heat until the liquid has been reduced in half.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Add the calamari and cover the pan partially with the lid and cook over a low heat, turning occasionally, until the calamari are tender (about 1 hour).
  6. Serve calamari and braising sauce with the lemon herbed potatoes and the leafy green salad.

Method - Lemon, Rosemary & Oregano Potatoes

  1. Place potatoes and lemon pieces in a roasting pan.
  2. Toss with the olive oil until all the potatoes are covered.
  3. Roast in a medium-high oven at 200°C for about 30 minutes, turning them occasionally.
  4. Add the garlic cloves whole and roast another 30 minutes until the potatoes and lemons are browned and garlic is soft.
  5. Remove from oven and stir in oregano and rosemary.

This recipe is great when you want to showcase a meal that looks beautiful and tastes absolutely delicious. Impress your guests or even your family with this recipe.

  Nutrition Information Amount % Daily
Calories 278 13.9%
Calories from fat 78 28.1%
Total fat 8.7 g 12.7%
Saturated fat 1.4 g 6.8%
Cholesterol 86 mg 28.9%
Sodium 985 mg 41.0%
Carbohydrate 38.6 g 17.2%
Dietary fibre 6.1 g 23.0%
Sugars 8.7 g n/a
Protein 13.1 g 8.7%
The % daily values are based on a diet of 2000 calories per day
These are approximate values.


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