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Recent Examples of calamari from the Web
Slice a few rings of longfin squid into this Asian Calamari Salad, or for a healthier take on fried calamari, try sautéing it rather than deep-frying.
Fried seafood made with fresh, never-frozen clams, scallops and calamari are favorites, as is the hero sandwich from 1973.
W Vic & Anthony's Texas-size steaks, sides that could feed a family and the best calamari on the planet are served here.
More balanced was my companion’s small plate of insalata di mare, with asparagus and mixed shellfish, including crab, mussels, shrimp and calamari.
Carlson took octopus a step beyond novelty by tossing it with sweet-hot Calabrese peppers and fried calamari for texture.
Vendors will offer fresh seafood such as lobster, oysters, conch, crab, shrimp, calamari, tuna and other fish, as well as non-seafood options.
Crispy calamari and prosciutto and burrata were followed by seared diver scallops with a side of truffle Parmesan fries.
Lightly fried calamari had a tender texture and was not overly greasy.
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Did You Know?
The word calamari was borrowed into English from 17th-century Italian, where it functioned as the plural of "calamaro" or "calamaio." The Italian word, in turn, comes from the Medieval Latin noun calamarium, meaning "ink pot or "pen case," and can be ultimately traced back to Latin calamus, meaning "reed pen." The transition from pens and ink to squid is not surprising, given the inky substance that a squid ejects and the long tapered shape of the squid's body. English speakers have also adopted "calamus" itself as a word referring to both a reed pen and to a number of plants.
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